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Dr. Bahiya Al-Jishi

Major Positions

Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Duchy of Luxembourg.
Representative of Bahrain to the European Union and NATO.
Advocate for Women and Family Rights.

Major Accomplishments

Dr. Bahiya Al-Jishi currently serves as the ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Duchy of Luxembourg, and Representative of Bahrain to the European Union and NATO. She has been a highly esteemed broadcast reporter and journalist, advocate for women and family rights, and member of Bahrain’s Shura Council (The Upper Chamber of Parliament).

Al-Jishi began her career working in the media. She spent twelve years working in broadcast radio and television as a reporter and producer for Bahrain Broadcasting and BBC Arabic Service. She participated in establishing the Children’s Department in the High Council of Youth and became its Director. She was also involved in multiple organizations that addressed the development of children and women and the use of media.

In 2000, she became a member of Bahrain’s Shura Council and stayed through the 2002, 2006 and 2010 terms. Al-Jishi was the Council’s Second Deputy Chairperson, which had an impact on the role women played in politics throughout the region. While in parliament, Al-Jishi also served as a member of Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Women after it was established in 2002. She assisted the organization in advocating for women's increased participation in politics.

Last modified: 01/09/2019

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