In 2005 the Assistant Secretaries
in the Ministries of Social Affairs, Culture, Civil Service and the Council of
Women's Affairs were women.
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
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
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