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SCW Secretary-General stresses Bahrain’s keenness to enhance women’s economic participation

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Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), Hala Al-Ansari, held a meeting with the US Embassy Chargé d'Affaires, Margaret Nardi.

They discussed the kingdom’s effective participation in the "Global Development and Prosperity Initiative for Women", which represents the first comprehensive government effort for the economic advancement of women globally, and aims to enhance opportunities for women to participate in the economy and promote prosperity and security worldwide.

Al-Ansari stressed the keenness of the Supreme Council for Women, led by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King, and SCW President, to join all international efforts aimed at enhancing the presence of women in economic affairs, and to exchange experiences and best practices within the framework of the Kingdom's unwavering endeavours to promote global efforts that support various women's issues.

Al-Ansari highlighted the rapid progress made by Bahrain in terms of women's economic participation, raising their participation and sustainability in the labour market, as well as ensuring that they meet the requirements of advanced science, and instilling a culture of innovation in them.

The meeting also touched on the Bahraini Women's Day 2020, which will celebrate women in the diplomatic work, and highlighted the importance of women’s participation in peace-keeping missions in accordance with UNSC Resolution 1325.

Margaret Nardi expressed her country’s admiration for the efforts being exerted by the SCW, led by HRH Princess Sabeeka, stressing that Bahrain’s record in the field of support for women qualifies it to be a trustworthy global partner in women-related issues.

She underlined her country's keenness to continue working with the Kingdom in order to further advance women and increase their participation in the global workforce, through their advancement in the workplace by providing them with quality education, training and support, so that they can obtain decent work in the local economy, and succeed as entrepreneurs through increasing their access to capital, markets, networks, and mentorship to assist them in setting up and developing their businesses, and to enhance their presence in the economy by removing legal, regulatory and cultural obstacles to facilitate their participation in the economy.