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Bahraini women role in workforce above 30pc

Manama, December 1, 2012

Bahraini women now make up more than 30 per cent of the workforce in the private sector, and increase from 24 per cent in 2000 due to the Kingdom’s continuous push to enhance women’s rights.

Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan paid tribute to their dedication and achievements as the kingdom marks Bahraini Women's Day today.

"Bahraini women are a key partner in national growth," Humaidan said. “Empowering them further is also essential for human development in the Kingdom.”

He underlined the support of the country's leadership and HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, wife of His Majesty King Hamad and president of the Supreme Council for Women, in making the achievement possible.

The Ministry has lined up several programmes to mark the occasion. – TradeArabia News Service




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