Female Ministers of the Kingdom of Bahrain/Dawlet al-Bahrain (Female suffrage was possibly recognized in 1973, but it was not until 2002 that women could both vote and stand for elections.) Independent 1971, formerly under British protection.

2000- Under-Secretary and Assistant of the Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Shaika Hind bint Sulman Al-Khalifa
In 2005 the Assistant Secretaries in the Ministries of Social Affairs, Culture, Civil Service and the Council of Women's Affairs were women.

2001- President of the Supreme Council for Women H.H. Shaikha Sabika bint Ebrahim Al-Khalifa
Also known as Shaika Sabeeka, she is the wife of the ruler of Bahrain and has got the rank of a member of the cabinet.
The Secretary General of the Council is Lulwa Al-Awadi.

2004-07 Minister of Health Dr. Nada bint Abbas Haffadh

2005-14 Minister of Human Rights and Social DevelopmentSocial Affairs
Fatima Ahmed al-Beloushi
2012 Acting Minister of Health
Also known as bint Ahmad al-Balushi.

2007-07 Minister of Health Faisal al-Hamr

2008-14 Minister of Culture Shaikha Mai bint Mohammad Al Khalifa
Became chairperson of the UN World Heritage Committee in 2010.

Around 2010- Assistant Undersecretary at Ministry of Foreign Affairs Rana bint Isa Al Khalifa

2012-14 Minister of Information Sameera bint Ibrahim Rajab

2014- Minister of Social Development Faeqa bint Saeed Al-Saleh
Also known as Fakia Al Saleh.


Last update 10.01.15