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On International Women's Day, Salam Calls on Bahrain to Stop Discrimination against Women in High-Level Positions

2023-03-09 - 12:15 p

Bahrain Mirror: SALAM for Democracy and Human Rights called on the Bahraini government to implement reforms to eliminate gender discrimination in all areas where women still lack fundamental rights.

Marking International Women's Day which falls on March 8, Salam said in a statement that women in Bahrain continue to face discrimination in terms of being appointed to high-level positions, compared to men.

It went on to say that "In the last ministerial formation appointed by the king, 5 women were appointed out of 25 ministers, and so-called "sovereign ministries" had no female members."

"In recent appointments to the diplomatic corps, the king appointed 37 ambassadors, including only 2 women, and the Board of Directors of the Central Bank of Bahrain consists of 7 people, 6 of whom are men, with only 1 woman."

It noted that "Since the establishment of the Court of Cassation, the highest court whose members are appointed by the king, it has never had a female president. However, only 2 women were appointed out of 13 members in the restructured Supreme Judicial Council."

Salam demanded Bahrain to address human rights files and work towards achieving sustainable development goals.

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