An all-inclusive society where people live in harmony with equal opportunities is what every Bahraini citizen aspires to.
Hearing the remarkable words: “We do not want development efforts to only benefit a small category of citizens, we want to give equal opportunities to everyone” from our Crown Prince at the recent 2016 Government Forum gave any Bahraini who reads between the lines of these words a renewed sense of hope for the future.
Bahraini youth have for a long time sought to express their concerns about the economic, social and political challenges they face. Many Bahrainis argue that for decades it has only been a certain segment of society who were considered to be privileged - a certain segment who come from wealthy families and those who consider themselves to be among an elite.
Others fell victim to the sectarian attitudes and behaviour in our society, not only during the post-2011 period, but way before that. In some government institutions which are run by Shia, priority for employment and opportunities almost exclusively goes to Shia employees - and vice versa with Sunni-led institutions....