Media release: Global Award for Women’s Empowerment deadline extended

The deadline to apply for the Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Global Award for Women’s Empowerment has been extended to 31st May 2022. Organized by UN Women in partnership with the Supreme Council for Women of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Award recognizes the work of governments, the private sector, civil society organizations, and individual champions towards empowering women and girls worldwide.

The Award aims to encourage and promote worldwide efforts for the empowerment of women and girls while highlighting the achievements of individuals and institutions in this field. It recognizes achievements towards women’s empowerment across four categories:

  • Public Sector
  • Private Sector
  • Civil Society Organizations
  • Individual Champions

The winner in each category will be awarded USD 100,000 to further sustain initiatives that support women.

Interested parties can apply or nominate an organization or individual, by completing the online form available on the Award’s official website and uploading the required supporting files. The application form is available in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. Applications will be accepted until May 31st, 2022. For any inquiries, participants can contact


Media contacts:


Nourhan El-Nagdy

About UN Women:

UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

About the Supreme Council for Women of Bahrain:

The Supreme Council for Women was established in 2001 upon a Royal Decree, and is directly affiliated with His Majesty the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain. It is considered the reference for all official bodies and authorities regarding women’s affairs, and it has jurisdiction to express opinion and to consider matters related to the status of women directly or indirectly.

Join the conversation: Follow @unwomenarabic and @scwbahrain on Twitter and Instagram and share your messages using the hashtags #GlobalAward4Women and #SCW20.

Learn more about the winners of the first edition here.