The Coordination Committee set up by the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) and the legislative branch of government to integrate women’s needs in development policies a remote meeting via video conference.
The virtual session was chaired by SCW Secretary-General Hala Al Ansari in the presence of heads of committees in the Council of Representatives and the Shura Council.
Al Ansari reiterated the council’s keenness, chaired by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and SCW President, on continued cooperation with the legislative branch of government to promote pro-women laws that bolster their participation across all fields.
She lauded the role of Mps and Shura Council members in promoting the integration of women’s needs and upgrading legislations benefiting Bahraini families.
She highlighted the role of the legislative branch in following up on the implementation of the national model for gender balance through the enactment of national legislation to ensure the bridging of legislative gaps in priority issues for women.
She underlined the initiatives and programmes featured in the strategic plan for following up on the implementation of the National pan for promoting Bahraini women (2019-2022).
She also highlighted the 2021-2022 scheme which was updated in light of the repercussions resulting from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The SCW’s “Woman Support Centre” application was launched during the meeting to provide consultancy services and highlight other issues to users in both Arabic and English.
The application also allows users to submit support requests, follow up on existing requests, receive notifications of the status of the request, and communicate with the relevant ministries, through center’s hotline or communicate via WhatsApp and live chat via the website, and the application takes into account the category of people with disabilities when using it.
The Shura Council General Secretariat submitted a proposal to rename the current Shura Council’s Equal Opportunities Committee in the Gender Balance Committee.
Parliament Mps and Shura Council members affirmed support to the SCW, headed by HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, to promote Bahraini women’s standing and promote gender balance.
Source: Bahrain News Agency