100 most powerful Arab women 2013
Thu 28 Feb 2013 12:58 PM
Lulwa Al Awadhi
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Lulwa Al Awadhi

Industry: Culture and society

Company: Supreme Council for Women

Designation: Secretary General

Country: Bahrain

Occupation: Secretary General

As secretary general of the main organisation for women’s rights in Bahrain, the Supreme Council For Women, Lulwa Al Awadhi is a powerful Bahrani women’s advocate. She utilises her role to campaign for the local parliament to introduce personal status law to protect womens rights in divorce and inheritance. Her profound work has, however led to strong disagreements with those who strongly oppose Al Awadhi’s views.

But then again, Al Awadhi is no stranger to opposition. In the 1970s, she became one of the first two female practising lawyers in Bahrain.