Country Bahrain
Year 2016
Type of Measure Education > Formal education
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

Since 2016, the Supreme Council for Women has been running a programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Education under the name of the “School Awareness Kit”. The Kit, which is aimed at primary level students in State-run and private schools, includes a number of booklets: a booklet on the Council, a booklet informing students about the goals of the national framework for integrating the development needs of women and about equal opportunity apps, a booklet on the National Plan for the Advancement of Bahraini Women and a guide to train teachers on mechanisms for using the Kit. The purpose of the Kit is to change the stereotypical image of women in school curricula in a way that reflects the progress made by Bahraini women, promotes their participation and advancement and raises levels of awareness around women’s issues in Bahrain using educational tools such as school curricula. The Kit enabled teachers in State-run schools for both boys and girls, and in private schools trained and made aware of concepts such as integration, equal opportunity and social justice between the sexes. At the same time, students undertake activities, both inside and outside the classroom, and are involved in exhibitions, competitions, publications and other events on the concepts incorporated in the Kit and on related issues such as protecting women from domestic and other forms of violence. Regular field visits to schools are carried out for the purposes of follow-up and evaluation.

Source of Information

Bahrain's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.54-55 and p.65