Jalila Al-Salmanis the founder and Vice president of Bahrain Teachers Association. She is the General coordinator of Bahrain Human Rights Observatory & Human rights activist defending teachers and students, especially those behind bars for political reasons. She was jailed 3 times for her work as a unionist and won several national and international awards for her commitment to promote human and trade union rights.
Written by Jalila Al-Salman
The Bahrain Teachers’ Association (BTA) was established in October 2001 after a long journey of teachers’ struggles to obtain their representative body. It was founded after the King Hamad presented a package of reforms, including allowing associations representing professionals in the public sector to exist, even though unions are still...#UDHR70 - “Our struggle in Bahrain … Might be yours”, by Jalila Al-Salman