Manama, Mar. 24 (BNA): The Supreme Council for Women (SCW) has stressed that the national post-COVID-19 pandemic recovery plans should integrate the needs of women and their families.
The SCW indicated that the post-pandemic plans should focus on re-creating opportunities to increase women’s access to decision-making posts, intensifying interest in family indicators, carrying on efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Agenda to address challenges impeding women’s advancement and creating platforms to exchange the best practices and successful experience in the field of women in order to be adopted regionally and globally.
This came as Bahrain, represented by the SCW, participated in a webinar held marking Mother’s Day 2021, under the patronage of the UAE’s Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, HH Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the chairmanship of the UAE Tolerance Minister, Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan, and with the participation of an elite of Arab and regional officials and experts.
During the event, the Kingdom expressed its support for all efforts aimed at enhancing the advancement of women in order to ensure the achievement of gender balance in all development and humanitarian fields, and to invest in the contributions of women as active partners in national development and in strengthening societal stability.
Addressing the webinar, Director of Women Support Centre at the SCW, Abeer Daham, stressed the SCW’s keenness to continue taking effective steps that are consistent with the national economic visions and the sustainable development goals, as well as intensifying efforts aimed at enhancing the status of women in society, taking into account the link between the economic and social dimensions.
Daham indicated that Bahrain continues its tireless efforts to maintain the levels of progress made in the areas of women’s work, and to integrate their needs in the development march so as to achieve an equal partnership and build a sustainable competitive society.
She pointed out that the SCW has adopted a proactive approach to deal with all potential circumstances, which ensured flexible planning, implementation and creative risk management mechanisms, noting that the approach has reflected positively on Bahraini women’s ability to fulfill their national duties as partners in the nation-building process, in addition to their roles educational role as mothers.