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Known For: Vice President, Bahrain Women’s Association
Wajeeha S. Al-Baharna is Vice-President of the Bahrain Women’s Association, an organization that promotes women’s empowerment in Bahrain. Ms. Al-Baharna is a Board Member of several organizations including the Innovation Cultural Society (Al- Tajdeed), Arab Thought Forum (Jordan), Arab Network for Non-Governmental Organizations (Cairo), World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (USA), and Network of Democrats in the Arab World (NDAW). She is an Advisor at the Global Fund for Women (USA).
Ms. Al-Baharna leads the “Nationality Campaign” in Bahrain in coordination with the Collective for Research and Training on Development – Action (CRTDA - Lebanon), and is a member of the family law committee in Bahrain. She has presented many papers at international and regional conferences, and has made appearances on Bahrain TV, Al Jazeera (Qatar), Al Manar (Lebanon), New TV (Lebanon), and Al Hurra Channel (Dubai). Additionally, Ms. Al-Baharna has been interviewed in local and regional newspapers and magazines on various women’s issues.
Born in Bahrain, Ms. Al-Baharna holds a PhD degree in Environmental Management from Madison University in the United States. She is a marine biologist in the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources and Environment and Wild Life in Bahrain.
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