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SCW's Deputy President receives HRH Princess Fay Jahan Ara
05 : 39 PM - 09/06/2014
Manama, Jun. 9. (BNA) – Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) Dr. Shaikha Mariam bint Hassan Al Khalifa received at the Bahraini Women Development Centre (Riyadat), in the presence of the SCW's Secretary-General Hala Al-Ansari, the member of the Jury of the Golden Award of the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW International) HRH Princess Fay Jahan Ara, currently on a visit to the kingdom.

Dr. Shaikha Mariam conveyed the greetings of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and President of the SCW, to HRH Princess Fay Jahan Ara.

She reviewed with her the duties of the SCW, being a consultative body affiliated to HM the King and committed to protecting women's rights through a set of laws that ensure their involvement in and contribution to all fields, including the trade, economic and investment ones.

She lauded the crucial role played by HM King Hamad in consolidating women's status and boosting their participation in all sectors, noting that HM the King is first supporter of the SCW's march.

She highlighted the SCW's programmes and projects aiming to empower the Bahraini women economically and politically in order to help them reach leadership and decision-making posts.

She said that "Riyadat" was the first Arab integrated economic centre that provided all services for women seeking to start their own small or micro enterprises, including consultation, promotion and soft financing.

She added that Bahraini women enjoy more rights than their counterparts in many Arab and European countries, noting that they have access to all jobs and are qualified to hold the highest posts.

They have also become effective partners in the national economy, and major contributors to the national march, as a whole.

HRH Princess Fay Jahan Ara lauded the crucial role played by the SCW, led by HRH Princess Sabeeka, praising the landmark achievements of Bahraini women since HM the King's Accession to the Throne regarding the leadership posts they hold and their increased participation in all sectors.

It is worth noting that HRH Princess Fay Jahan Ara is the UN Representative for ESCWA, and is the BPW International Goodwill Ambassador. She is noted for her contributions to business, philanthropy and women’s rights

As global activist for woman’s rights, she has bee campaigning vigorously for female education and higher female participation in the workforce in developing countries. S


BNA 1320 GMT 2014/06/09

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