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SCW applauds Cabinet approval of a wife's right to acquire CRs
01 : 01 PM - 15/04/2014
Manama: April 15 – (BNA): The Supreme Council for Women (SCW) has highly commended the Cabinet approval during its regular weekly session on Sunday of a proposal submitted from the Representatives' Council regarding the right of a wife to own a commercial licensure (CR) that does not prevent her husband from eligibility to financial support (i.e. cost-of-living allowance).
The SCW Secretary-General Hala Al-Ansari praised the Cabinet approval of this proposal which confirms the financially-independent status of women and enhances the SCW's policy of encouraging women to start up commercial business as a basic or additional source of income for herself and her family without forsaking the family's entitlement to social assistance provided by the Kingdom's Government to needy families.

Hala Al-Ansari underscored the significance of this proposal emanating from commitment of the Government, led by HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa the Prime Minister; and, supported by HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, regarding the role of women in the process of partnership in building the family and the entire community within the frame of sustainable competition that contributes into serving the Kingdom of Bahrain and confirming the official policy of supporting women in all walks of life emanating from the belief in their efficacy and capabilities. (IY)


BNA 0914 GMT 2014/04/15

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