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Bahrain’s Noor Husain wins 2024 IPC International Women’s Day Recognition Award

TDT | Manama                                                      

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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced the three exceptional winners of the 2024 International Women’s Day Recognition Awards on 8 March.

Karen O’Neill from Americas Paralympic Committee (Leadership), Noor Husain from NPC Bahrain (Emerging Leadership), and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (IPC Member) have each received the 2024 International Women’s Day Recognition Award.

The awards, which the IPC has been running since 2013, primarily recognise women in the Paralympic Movement who inspire and emulate the Paralympic ideals and serve as positive role models. The winners were chosen by members of the IPC Governing Board following nominations by IPC member organisations.

Andrew Parsons, IPC President said: “The IPC International Women’s Day Recognition Awards show clear evidence that a generation of strong female leaders is having an enormous impact in making the Paralympic Movement more inclusive and creating new opportunities for female athletes, coaches, and officials to excel.

“Congratulations to our winners: Karen O’Neill for developing and implementing the trailblazing Women in Sports project that has empowered females across the Americas to become leaders in Para sport; Noor Hosain for her fantastic contribution to the growth of NPC Bahrain in promoting Para sport; and the Canadian Paralympic Committee for their commitment to gender equality at every level of their organisation.

Thank you to the many female advocates across the Movement who entered the awards and made it the most competitive year to date.

Emerging Leadership This category recognises early-stage career leadership, advocacy, overall contributions, and impact promoting and supporting women in sport.

Noor Husain started working at NPC Bahrain in 2019 and her contributions across several skillsets have had a significant impact on the growth of the NPC across the region and throughout the Paralympic Movement.

Noor is adept at big event and protocol management. During the 2021 Asian Youth Para Games, she managed the accommodation for 1,500 people across eight hotels and helped 200 delegates in nine sports. She also secured important Games sponsors.

She did similar work for the 2022 West Asia Para Games, handling stays for 600 people. With a commitment to the promotion and advancement of Para sport across the region, Noor became the first woman in Bahrain to manage Para sport tournaments.

She oversaw the World Cup Boccia 2022 and Bahrain Para Badminton International 2023 events. She followed this in September 2023, by playing a pivotal role in the hosting the IPC General Assembly and Conference in Bahrain.

Over 500 delegates, representatives, IPC staff and workforce were supported by Noor.

Noor has proved to be a very capable administrator. Showing her flexibility and commitment to different tasks, she has managed committees for the Bahrain Para Badminton International 2022 and Goalball 2022.

Her journey demonstrates her strong dedication and success at NPC Bahrain, making a lasting impact on the organisation.