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The absolute monarchy in Bahrain is apparently not satisfied with ‘only’ teargassing women. They are not satisfied with torturing women, whether these women are human rights activists, poetesses, nurses or doctors. Now, the dictatorial government have also started lecturing at women, blaming them, not regime policies, for their unemployment.
The media of Rupert Murdoch, still a pal of the Bahraini dictatorship, though Murdoch‘s friendship with other pals like Silvio Berlusconi and Tony Blair has meanwhile become enmity, keep talking about supposed ‘freedom’ in Bahrain. They don’t mention that supposed Bahraini ‘economic freedom’ works only for the Bahraini royals, and their cronies like Murdoch and multinational oil corporations. Not for small businesses; not for workers; not for immigrant workers; not for women workers.
I will quote now from Trade Arabia today. I don’t quote that mouthpiece for Bahraini dictatorship propaganda often. But I will do so now, to show the arrogance of the regime to Bahraini women.
From Trade Arabia:
Bahraini women urged to not set unrealistic conditions
Manama, 5 hours, 12 minutes ago
Bahraini women should stop setting unrealistic conditions when offered jobs and should be open to working evening shifts, according to a top government official.
Their lack of “flexibility” is preventing them from getting jobs in the private sector, he said in a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
Labour Ministry Under-Secretary Sabah Al Dossary said one of their biggest challenges was to encourage job-seekers, especially women, to take up specific professions.
He said Bahraini women continue to reject job offers, despite the private sector creating hundreds of vacancies.
“Unemployment among women is a big problem in the GCC, including Bahrain, with an estimated 75 per cent not taking up jobs available to them, which affects the jobless rate,” he said.
“Women do not want to work in shifts and demand fixed timings such as 7am to 2pm, similar to the public sector.
“The private sector cannot accept such demands as they want the job done. These workers shun jobs and are not flexible.”
He was speaking to the GDN on the sidelines of a training workshop organised by the Council of Ministers of Social Affairs in GCC States Executive Bureau.
The five-day event, which focuses on developing employment policies in the Gulf, was opened yesterday at the Ramee Grand Hotel and Spa, Seef.
More than 30 experts from GCC countries are taking part in the workshop including International Labour Organisation (ILO) representative Dr Mary Kawar.
Al Dossary, who was representing the ministry in the meeting, said they faced difficulties in breaking stereotypes among women job-seekers.
“They do not want to do jobs that have two shifts as they want to go home early,” he said. “It is not easy to find such jobs that suit their timings, shifts and other demands.
“There are lot of employment opportunities but we need job-seekers to give up all their demands and take up the offer and this will help in reducing the jobless rate.”
“We need to understand that there are less job openings in the public sector and it is important to meet the requirements of the private sector.”
He said the growing political situation in the Arab world has also led to increasing unemployment rates in the region.
Yeah right. Not the policies of dictatorial regimes in the Arab world cause unemployment, but the pro-democracy resistance against these dictatorships [sarcasm off].
Meanwhile, Dr Kawar said there was a three-fold increase in global unemployment levels among youths compared with adults.
It comes as the latest ILO report shows there are 200 million unemployed people globally. The figures also state that Arab countries have the highest youth unemployment rates in the world.
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