Women’s involvement in the private sector has seen a major upswing in just three years, according to official statistics. The participation of women in the private sector workforce has risen from 25 to 40 per cent in the past three years.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Development stated that concentrated efforts were placed to empower women and to ensure their employment. “Female employment in the government sector is even higher, it has crossed 50 per cent,” a ministry official said. Bahrainis also make up 40 per cent of the national workforce and even reach 80 per cent in education and health services. The ministry has also surveyed more than 5,000 Bahraini women who opted to work as part-timers, ever since the streamlined scheme was launched in the year 2015.
A tribute was paid to Bahraini women in recognition to their achievements and dedication in serving the nation and building its bright future, on December 1, last year, marking Bahraini Women’s Day.
“I would like to express my sincere thanks and deep appreciation to every Bahraini woman who spares no efforts to serve her country, community and family,” said Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of His Majesty the King and President of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW). She lauded Bahraini women’s growing interest in the fields of future sciences and contribution to supporting Bahrain’s digital transformation and knowledge-based economy.