Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Award

In line with the objectives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain to ensure that Bahraini women play prominent roles in society, Royal Decree No. (5) for 2004 (Arabic only) was issued to create Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Award for Bahraini Women Empowerment . The award is given every two years to ministries and public and private entities that excel in supporting and empowering working Bahraini women.

The award highlights the Kingdom’s progress, showcasing how its focus evolved from being about women’s empowerment to the partnership balance between Bahraini women and men. It also enhances the mainstreaming of women’s needs and helps achieve greater gender balance. This approach has had a positive effect, as reflected in the rising levels of women’s participation in national development and prosperity.

The award also encourages United Nations (UN) member states to dedicate more effort to women’s empowerment, which provides an opportunity for the Kingdom to be recognized internationally and for its institutions and individuals to be celebrated for their achievements in the field.

The Awards’ main objectives are:

  • Highlighting the efforts of ministries, public and private institutions, civil societies and individuals in supporting the advancement of Bahraini women and to ensure that a balance is struck between their working lives and family obligations.
  • Encouraging the increase of Bahraini women’s presence and contributions to their respective organizations
  • Encouraging institutional representation and external participation, and to prepare surveys, studies and research in support of the advancement of Bahraini women and gender balance.
  • Contribute to the follow-up of national efforts towards the advancement of Bahraini women and the integration of their needs in development.
  • Build the capabilities and experiences of Bahraini women and to benefit from these skills and experiences in community development.
  • Highlighting and recognizing individual efforts, initiatives, projects and accomplishments aimed at integrating the needs of women and empowering them in a way that contributes to bringing positive change to the society and achieving sustainable community development.


Visit the website (Arabic only) for more information about the Award.

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Content Last Updated: 24 Aug, 2023

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