Manama, Bahrain

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Our Story

Shamsaha (previously WCCI) operates the first and only victim’s crisis advocacy program in the Arabian Gulf, providing emotional and informational support for women who have experienced domestic violence and sexual violence. Our two advocacy programs operate 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week. Shamsaha was founded in Bahrain in 2015 and began full-scale operations in January of 2016. Shamsaha has a team of over 100 people, including more than 115 volunteer certified advocates. Among the group, there are 20 languages spoken and a wide range of skills and expertise.


7+ people in our team

Company size

Flexible working hours

Our Work

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  • Shamsaha is the only women’s crisis response organization in the entire GCC and Middle East region.
  • We also offer services in more than 10 additional languages.
  • We organize many awareness programs in hospitals, schools, and community events. 

Our Culture

When looking for ideal people who fit in our team, we look for candidates who have a strong work ethic. As our work involves advocacy of survivors of abuse, anyone joining the team must be dependable and responsible, and must be aligned with the values and messages Shamsaha represents. We are all team players, and anyone going us should be able to support not only the team they work with, but also our clients and advocates. 

Our team culture is very client-centric. The kind of work we do involves communicating with clients, and advocates, and requires conflict resolution, problem solving, and stress and pressure management. 

Sometimes the kind of work we do and the cases we deal may get little heavy on our team members and advocates and for that reason, we have ensure continual counseling and emotional support is available to the team members, in addition to maintaining a positive and nurturing environment so that every member feels at ease. We also organize quarterly team building activities, as well as engagement events to foster a sense of belonging within the team. 

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