Ghada Hasan is the Director of International Cooperation and Development at the Ministry of Interior Ombudsman Office in Bahrain. The Office is tasked with investigating human rights allegations and Ghada plays an important role in liaising with international counterparts to ensure cooperation and best practice. Prior to her position at the Ombudsman Office, Ghada worked as Head of Consumption Awareness and Empowerment within the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
Ghada is working to raise awareness of the Ombudsman’s role in addition to boosting its capacity with regard to improving the performance of prison staff dealing with young people. Her action plan involves analysing the number of complaints received to the office regarding abuse and misconduct towards young prisoners and use these complaints to develop a targeted training programme for prison staff, which will include raising general awareness of human rights.