Historic Number of Women Elected to Bahrain’s Parliament in 2018

2018 was a historic year for Bahraini women in government. The number of women candidates doubled compared to the previous election. Six women were elected as legislators in the Council of Representatives, a record number in a record-breaking year. Bahrain’s parliament also elected a woman, Fouzia Zainal, as speaker for the first time. Ms Zainal worked as a journalist and ran to be elected to Parliament twice before winning in 2018.