Bahrain celebrates Women’s Day
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
Compiled by Safna Mujeeb
“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform."
Bahraini Women's Day, celebrated annually on December 1, is an initiative initiated in 2008 by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King of Bahrain.
The day acknowledges the diverse roles women play in Bahrain's public life, including education, healthcare, business, politics, and social development.
The slogan "I read, learned, and participated" highlights the importance of women in shaping Bahrain's modern renaissance and contributing to the national development process. The event brings together people from all walks of life to honour their contributions.
Women hold 53% of iGA leaderships
Bahraini women hold 53% of leadership positions within the Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA), according to Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, the iGA Chief Executive. This includes the Deputy CE for Statistics and Population Registry, six directors, 23 chiefs, and 25 heads of units or supervisors.
Additionally, 75 women are at the senior specialist level. Al Qaed attributed these achievements to the unwavering support of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister and Crown Prince of Bahrain, which plays a pivotal role in fostering Bahraini women's development.
43% of Mumtalakat employees are women
Mumtalakat CEO Shaikh Abdulla bin Khalifa Al Khalifa emphasizes the company's efforts to empower Bahraini women, who make up 43% of its total employees and 67% of executive management.
Marwa Al Saad, Managing Director of Human Capital, states that some departments, including Legal Affairs and Procurement, are led by all-women teams, highlighting the effectiveness and expertise of Bahraini women. This highlights the company's commitment to supporting and empowering Bahraini women.
Momentous occasion, says Dr Al Dhaen
Bahraini Women's Day is a significant occasion to acknowledge the pioneering status and effective presence of Bahraini women nationally and globally. MP Dr. Maryam Al-Dhaen expressed gratitude to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa for his visionary support, highlighting the progress and success achieved by Bahraini women.
She also commended the efforts of the government, led by His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister. Dr. Al-Dhaen also acknowledged the significant role of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women.
She emphasized that Bahraini women have fortified their position through continuous dedication and contributions, both within and beyond the Kingdom's borders.