Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women's Empowerment

The award aims to:

      • Highlight the contribution of the public and private sector, civil society and women's rights champions to worldwide efforts for the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
      • Promote women's empowerment and equality between men and women.
      • Encourage innovative approaches and solutions to achieve women's empowerment in policy and programming, and to provide a global space to celebrate these achievements.
      • Foster creative and inclusive thinking by communities to collaborate to achieve women’s empowerment, recognizing that equality for all, means prosperity for all and sustainable development for communities and nations.

Target Audience:

Individual women's empowerment champions, civil society, public and private institutions are encouraged to apply.

Winners of the inaugural HRH Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment (2019) reflect on the impact of the Award on their work to advance women’s empowerment. Watch the video

Bahrain Global Award winners’ reflections:

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