Women's Support Center
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History


 

The Supreme Council for Women was established on 22nd August 2001 upon Amiri order No. 44 which was amended by the Amiri Orders No. 55 in 2001, No. 2 in 2002, and the Royal Decree No. 36 in 2004.

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Subsidiarity

The Supreme Council for Women is to be established and directly affiliated to His Majesty the King. It is considered the reference for all official bodies in regards to women affairs and its headquarters is to be in Riffa. It has jurisdiction to express opinion and to consider direct and indirect matters related to the position of women and whose opinion should be sought by all official authorities before taking any action or decision in this regard.

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Presidency

Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa chairs the council which includes not less than 16 members, representing public female figures experienced in women's affairs and various related activities. Their membership term is 3 years and can be renewed. A Royal Order shall be issued appointing the members of the council, while Her Royal Highness chooses the deputy president.