Top honour for Bahrain

Manama: Bahrain’s efforts to promote the status of women and families have won pan-Arab recognition.

The Supreme Council for Women (SCW) has been conferred the “Honorary Award for Excellence in Caring for Arab Family 2020”, granted by the Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Network.

The prize was awarded to Bahrain during a ceremony held on the sidelines of the Social Responsibility Forum from Arab Family.

The Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Network, the International Union for Social Responsibility and the Arab Family Organisation held the forum under the theme “Arab family stability post-Covid-19”.

SCW acting assistant secretary general Shaikha Dina bint Rashid Al Khalifa took part in the first session. She highlighted the council’s pivotal role in supporting Bahraini women’s family and economic stability to withstand the pandemic challenges.

Social Responsibility Regional Network chairman Professor Youssef Abdulghaffar delivered a speech paying tribute to Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and SCW president, for her pivotal role in mitigating the impact of the pandemic and supporting families and society as a whole.

SCW secretary general Hala Al Ansari addressed the opening session, lauding the King for establishing the council 20 years ago to enhance Bahraini women’s status.

She outlined the council’s role in supporting national efforts to manage the health crisis.

Shura Council chairman Ali Saleh Al Saleh and Parliament chairwoman Fouzia Zainal congratulated Princess Sabeeka and praised SCW’s programmes and campaigns aimed to instill the Team Bahrain spirit and mitigate impact of the coronavirus on families.




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