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HRH Princess Sabeeka to patronise National Conference for Bahraini Women

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Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), will patronise the Third National Conference for Bahraini Women on November 1-3, as part of the Bahraini Women’s Day 2016, themed “Bahraini Women in the Legal and Judicial Field”.

Commenting on the event, SCW’s Secretary-General, Hala Al-Ansari, said the third National Conference for Bahraini Women is a new opportunity to highlight women’s situation in the the legal and judicial field after the first Arab Women Summit in 2001, which tackled the issue of “Women and the Law” issue. She added that this year’s conference crowns 15 years of achievements in developing legislation and improving legal services for the aim of enhancing the rights of women and the family across all social, economic and political fields.

Based on Bahrain’s landmark accomplishments over the past period, the conference aims to shed light on all national efforts that have contributed to attaining such achievements, including Bahraini women’s, and to highlight the opportunities for improvement that will drive future efforts towards more humanitarian, constitutional and legal rights for women, Al-Ansari said.

The SCW Secretary-General renewed thanks to the SCW’s partners in organising the conference and various events held on the sidelines of the Bahraini Women’s Day 2016, namely the Supreme Judicial Council, the Constitutional Court, the Council of Representatives, the Shura Council, the Public Prosecution, the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments and the Legislation and Legal Opinion Commission. They also include the equal opportunities units in the public sector, the Bahrain Bar Society, the Bahrain Jurists’ Society, Bahrain Women Union, woman associations and committees, as well as the academic and research institutions.

The third National Conference for Bahraini Women will focus on three main topics. It will tackle the impact of family-related legislation on the situation of Bahraini women, evaluate the legal services and their role in providing opportunities for women to seek redress, and highlight women’s participation in the legal and judicial field.

The conference targets Bahraini women from all age groups and social segments, especially those working in the legal and judicial fields, as well as school and university students.

It is worth noting that this year’s Bahraini Women’s Day will celebrate Bahraini women in the legal and judicial fields. It aims to highlight and document Bahraini women’s march and success stories since the 1970s. It will also show the role played by legal women in implementing the national reform project and activating policies to integrate women’s needs to ensure the sustainability of their contributions. It will also identify the supporting services provided for women working in this field.

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