Chief of Human Rights Affairs

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H.E. Ambassador Dr. Arwa Hasan Alsayed Ali Ebrahim

Chief of Human Rights Affairs

  • [2010-2016] PhD degree on the topic of ‘Implementing International Conventions for Women Rights in Muslim Countries: Bahrain as a Case study,’ from the University of Sunderland- United Kingdom.
  • [2004-2005] Master Degree in ‘Politics and the Mass Media’ University of Liverpool- United Kingdom.
  • [1999-2003] Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature University of Bahrain- Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • [1999] Graduated from Al-Muharraq Secondary School, Bahrain.
Work Experience
  • [2021 - Current] Chief of Human Rights Affairs
  • [2017-2021] Director of Communication, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain.
  • [2016-2017] Acting Director of Communication Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahrain.
  • [2009-2015] Worked at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain in Ankara- Counsellor.
  • [2008-2009] Worked in the Office of the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to be in charge of Human Rights related issues.
  • [2006] Joined the Ministry of Foreign affairs in Bahrain as a second secretary in the Directorate of Bilateral Affairs
  • [2005] Taught English as a part-time teacher in New York Institute of Technology, Bahrain.
  • [2018-2019] Launched travel awareness campaigns and annual national campaigns on the occasion of the National Day.
  • [2017] Established the first diplomatic Newsletter for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain which is published in Arabic and English.
  • [2017] Initiated and supervised the first travel campaign for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which aimed at creating awareness of travel tips for Bahraini citizens while abroad.
  • [2016] Was the personal interpreter for H.E Theresa May, Prime Minister of UK during her participation in the GCC-UK summit in December, in Bahrain.
  • [2014-2015] Participated in academic conferences held by international institutes and universities and presented papers regarding women rights in the Islamic Shariah- United Kingdom- Chez Republic.
  • [2015] Delivered seminars to University students as part of the PhD work, in topics regarding feminism, women rights in Shariah law and the CEDAW convention- Republic of Turkey.
  • [2013-2014] Participated in Bahrain’s official delegations for the CICA, ‘Conference in Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia,’ taking place in the Turkey and Kazakhstan.
  • [2007] Participated in writing up Bahrain’s first Universal Periodic Review for Human Rights to the United Nations.
  • [2006-2010] Attended several seminars and workshops inside and outside Bahrain in the arenas of public affairs, trafficking in persons, European Affairs Human Rights, etc.
Other achievements
  • Published a series of articles and stories that were published in local newspapers and to a book that includes a collection of stories and a book in Psychology, in addition to volunteer work in the field of mental health awareness.
  • Arabic: Mother Tongue.
  • English: Fluent written and spoken.
  • Turkish: Intermediate.

  • Foreign Minister Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani



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