Bahrain Conference on Global Law and Justice
Details of the event
Manama, the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has recently held International Conference on Global Developments in Achieving Equitable Gender Competitiveness (GECC) ‘Women's Participation in Public Life: Policy, Legislation, and Decision-Making’. The event was organised by country’s Supreme Council for Women. Elena Bibikova, Deputy Chairperson of the Committee of the Federation Council for Social Policy, participated in the forum. She shared the details on the event.
The main topic of the forum was ensuring equal gender representation in politics and on senior positions. Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, met the international participants in person in the run-up to the conference to tell them about the achievements of the country’s women in political, social, and cultural spheres of life.
Elena Bibikova gave her speech during ‘Investing in Fair and Equitable Societies’ session. She shared about the role of women in Russia’s political life and about the support they get from government and society, in particular about implementing the National Strategy for Women. In her report, she gave special attention to the outcome of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum.
Senator highlighted Russia being open to the exchange of experience in various relevant issues. She also invited all the participants to join sustainable work of involving women in socio-political activity.
Elena Bibikova discussed national strategies on women’s rights and the role of parliamentarians in solving those issues with the representatives from France, South Sudan, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Algeria. When speaking to the Russian senator, members of Bahraini Government expressed their hope in strengthening Russia-Bahrain cooperation in all aspects.
Ms. Bibikova said: “The international conference held in Bahrain demonstrated the demand of information on women’s status in modern Russia’s political life and the importance of Russian flag’s presence in the Middle East.”
Anna Repina, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Boykov