Supreme Council for Women (SCW) and Institute of Public Administration announced the identity and objectives of the Tawazon “Balanced” training program designated for government cadres, specifically equal opportunity committees.
The programme comes within the framework of the national model for integrating women’s needs into national development, through developing policies and legislation, diversifying and enriching the knowledge related to following up on the integration of the national plan for supporting Bahraini women.
The programme aimed at developing the capabilities of members of equal opportunities committees in public sector institutions when carrying out their duties, and enabling them to utilize the methodology and tools of the National Gender Balance Model as a reference when following up on the integration of women in the government work programme and operational plans, budgets preparations, implementation of laws and legislation and improving services related to women and family.
It also aimed at activating policies concerned with developing the work environment in a way that prioritises family obligations and supports stability and career excellence.
Hala Al Ansari, SCW Secretary General, said that this programme is one of the outcomes of the government’s National Gender Balance Report (2019-2020), which was in cooperation with the Institute of Public Administration.
Al Ansari expressed the appreciation of the SCW, led by Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King, for the government’s support to achieve the goals of the National Gender Balance Model and activate its working mechanisms, including this programme.
Dr. Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa, Director-General of the Institute of Public Administration, affirmed that the vision of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the follow-up of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince and Prime Minister and the national efforts of HRH Princess Sabeeka contributed to supporting Bahraini women and enabling them to participate in the comprehensive development process of HM the King.
She affirmed the Institute’s striving to participate in achieving SCW’s vision in enabling Bahraini women in all fields and achieve gender balance.
Josephine Moss, Coordination Specialist for the Regional Office for the Arab States, praised Tawazon as a national initiative that aims to achieve gender balance through well-studied mechanisms based on identifying training needs and meeting them as effectively as possible, stressing the keenness to publicise this experience regionally and internationally.
She looked forward to the programme’s contribution to sustaining Bahraini women’s national achievements.
Moss noted the Kingdom’s improvement in this context, noting that Tawazon is another evidence of Bahrain’s keenness to achieve sustainable development goals.