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H.E. Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal Discusses Women’s Political Representation in Bahrain

July 27, 2022

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program hosted Her Excellency Fawzia bint Abdulla Zainal, Speaker of Bahrain’s Council of Representatives, for a discussion on women’s political representation in the Middle East region. H.E. Zainal shared her story to becoming the first woman to hold the position, and second woman in the region to be a Speaker of Parliament, in addition to the importance of encouraging more women to take on leadership roles.


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Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

Middle East Women's Initiative

The Middle East Women's Initiative (MEWI) promotes the empowerment of women in the region through an open and inclusive dialogue with women leaders from the Middle East and continuous research.  Read more