New Administration for the Bahrain Women’s Society

The Bahrain Women’s Society elected its Board of Directors under

the slogan ‘The female quota is a necessary requirement for women to reach decision- making positions’. The former president of the Society Eman Showayter said in her speech that the quota is a necessary requirement: ‘we believe that it is important that women reach decision-making positions in the Council, parliamentary elections, and even in government jobs or the private sector’. She pointed to the fact that the Society officials want to deliver a clear message to officials and the authority that the quota is an important requirement, and a temporary procedure required by the current period as well as the international agreements signed by the Kingdom, in order to empower women.