NIHR Congratulates the Supreme Council for Women on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of its Establishment

22 Aug 2023

Eng. Ali Ahmed Al-Derazi, Chairman of the National institution for Human Rights (NIHR), on his behalf and on behalf of the NIHR Council of Commissioners, raised the highest verses of congratulations and blessings to Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bent Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of the king of the country and President of the Supreme Council for Women, on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the founding of the Council, expressing his deepest thanks and appreciation, appreciating the achievements and gains made by Bahraini women during two bright decades since the establishment of the Council, and his interest in the affairs of Bahraini women through their involvement in the comprehensive development process under the prosperous era of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the Great Monarch of the Country.

Al-Derazi praised the vital and legal role played by the Supreme Council for women in everything that promotes and protects women's rights in the Kingdom of Bahrain at various levels, stating at the same time that since the establishment of the NIHR in 2009, the Council has been a major supporter in its work.  This was reflected in the conclusion of a memorandum of understanding between the two sides, which resulted in an increase in bilateral cooperation to resolve complaints received by the NIHR, and informing those concerned about the procedures that must be followed regarding requests of assistance submitted, in addition to holding a lot of joint educational activities related to women's rights that aim at increasing community awareness of those rights, without neglecting the extent of advanced coordination between the Council and the NIHR regarding the periodic and regular national reports submitted by the Council to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) on the progress achieved in implementing the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the parallel reports submitted by the NIHR to the CEDAW regarding this Convention.

Al-Derazi highly appreciated, with great pride, the pioneering leadership role of the wife of the Great King and the great efforts of Her Highness to raise the status of Bahraini women and enhance their capabilities to occupy advanced positions in various fields and at all levels, which reflects the future vision of Her Highness to advance women towards further progress and consolidate the position of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a house of expertise and a model to be followed regionally and internationally in the field of women's empowerment and advancement.