Manama, The fourth and last package of the third edition of Hoquqi Programme (My Rights 3) concluded here last Thursday, September 26.
More than 270 public sector employees attended 16 lectures held within the programme, organised by the Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD), the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), the Judicial and Legal Studies Institute (JLSI) and the National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR).
Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments Minister, Shaikh Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, praised the efforts exerted within the third edition of the programme during four months.
He stressed that the initiative is an example of the efforts exerted by state institutions, in partnership with civil society organisations to promote legal and human rights, consolidate the citizenship culture and the human rights principles, as well as support the rule of the law.
Information Affairs Minister and Board of Trustees Chairman of the Bahrain Institute for Political Development (BIPD), Ali bin Mohammed Al-Romaihi, said that the theme of the third edition of the programme, the Parliamentary Culture, was successful as it coincided with the beginning of the Fifth Legislative Term in Bahrain, which, he said, provided a good opportunity to shed light on the role of the Legislative Branch.
The minister affirmed that the programme has embodied the highest levels of love for the nation, and contributed significantly to promoting and fostering political, legal and rights awareness among the public sector employees, expressing hope that the next editions will enhance the Bahraini citizens’ contributions to the national action march in various sectors.
Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW), Hala Mohammed Jaber Al-Ansari, stressed the importance of the programme in consolidating awareness of the Bahraini women’s constitutional and legal gains to strengthen their effective role and increase their national contributions.
She asserted that the programme has become one of the key channels used by the SCW to highlight the issues it adopts, including Bahrain’s efforts, strategies and systems to support Bahraini women’s competitive potentials and stability and contributions to developing society, through the focus on the National Plan for the Advancement of the Bahraini Women (2013-2022).\
It also provided an opportunity to shed light on Bahrain’s strides in the field of integrating women’s needs in the development plans to activate one of the constitutional principles of ensuring equal opportunities and gender balance.
NIHR’s Chairperson, Maria Khoury, stressed the importance of promoting the comprehensive political and legal culture among the public sector employees to consolidate behavious and practices that are based on political and rights awareness and ensure the continuity of building the democratic process in society.
She lauded the fruitful outcomes of the programme, noting that it has contributed to the graduation of a number of employees who enjoy distinguished skills and competence in the fields of scientific research and writing human rights reports.
Source: Bahrain News Agency