The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, celebrated on 25 November, serves as a critical reminder of the perennial issues beset societies around the world. It highlights the importance of leading institutions for the elimination of violence. The Council has played a vital role in defending the rights of Bahraini women and combating violence based on women, the efforts made under the wise leadership of the First Lady of Bahrain, Her Royal Highness Princess Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, reflect a serious commitment to achieving equality and protecting women’s rights, as the Council presented strong initiatives to enhance awareness, draft effective legislation and provide support to women affected by violence, as the Kingdom has become an example to be followed in the field of women’s rights, and national efforts have been integrated into a comprehensive framework aimed at To build a society that respects and protects women, where he works tirelessly to raise awareness about domestic violence, support survivors and victims’ access to justice, and has contributed to creating a safer environment for Bahraini women through the establishment of care centers and helplines, the provision of legal aid and counseling services, and the implementation of educational campaigns on gender balance through its continuous and various initiatives and programs.
In this context, the Supreme Council for Women issued the “National Strategy for the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence”, which emphasizes serious moves by the Kingdom of Bahrain in achieving the “second part of the fifth goal of the sustainable development goals”. This goal aims to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls in public and private places, and also includes addressing issues of concern to society such as human trafficking, abuse and other forms of exploitation, and the Kingdom of Bahrain is committed to implementing Law No. (17) of 2015, which provides protection from domestic violence.
Dr. Suad Yassen
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Yaseen Training
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