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Statics and indicators of Bahraini women

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Women in Political Life

 

Number of female members of the Representatives Council during the period of (2006-2014) has increased from 1 to 3 with 8% of representation of the total members.

 

Female members at the Shura Council in 2014 reached 9 with 22.5% of representation of the total members.


 

 

Women and Economy

  

Bahraini female workers in the public sector represent 48% of total Bahraini workers.

 

Bahraini female workers in the private sector represent 32% of total Bahraini workers at that sector.

 

The average monthly salary of women in the second quarter of 2015 reached 807 Bahraini Dinars in the public sector while the average monthly salary of men was 834 in the same sector.

 

Female Bahraini workers at the financial intermediation institutions represent 35% of total Bahraini workers in those institutions.


Women and Education:

 

The percentage of women to men in both public and private education during the academic year (2013-2013) reached (50.1%) at primary education, (49.8%) at intermediate education and (50.4%) at the secondary education.


 The percentage of female graduates from public higher education institutions represents 58% while it was 49% at the private higher education institutions during the academic year of 2011/2012.


Women and Health:


 he fertility rate of Bahraini women in the age group (15-49 years) in 2012 reached 2.7 per woman.


 The average life expectancy at birth of female was 78.1 years, 76.5 years for males and for females and, 77.2 years for both genders in 2015.

 

Women and Media:

 

Women are 27% of the work force of the Information Affairs Authority in 2013.

 

Women are 19% of the workers in the Television department of the Information Affairs Authority and 49% of Radio department in 2013.


 

 

Women on the international level:

 

Bahrain has achieved the highest level in regards to women's participation in middle management positions in Middle East and North Africa with percentage of 59% through a study conducted by the Organization of the Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

Bahrain has achieved the highest level in Middle East and North Africa in regards to the percentage of working women in the public sector in senior management positions which reached 45% while the average of MENA is 29.1% through a study conducted by the Organization of the Economic Cooperation and Development.

 

The Kingdom of Bahrain is the second country with high numbers of female ministers with percentage of 18% through a study conducted by the Organization of the Economic Cooperation and Development.

Statics and indicators of Bahraini women