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20 Nov, 2014

Bahrain: Mother and Her Child Detained On Freedom of Assembly Charges

The Bahraini Ministry of Interior continues to detain a mother and her premature son. – The child who is six months old and in fragile health – are being held on charges related...

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14 Nov, 2014

Bahrain: Women targeted in mass arrests over “popular referendum”

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD) condemn in the...

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3 Nov, 2014

GCHR: Bahrain: Women human rights defenders at risk in detention

Bahrain’s disregard for the health of detained women human rights defenders and their children is shocking, says the Gulf Centre for Human Rights (GCHR), and should be eliciting...

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1 Mar, 2014

CEDAW: Concluding observations on the third periodic report of Bahrain

Download the document here, or read the text below. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women Concluding observations on the third periodic report of...

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10 Feb, 2014

BCHR Releases Report On Family Law in Bahrain

  Link to the full report.   Bahrain is a signatory of the 1979 U.N. Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, more...

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10 Feb, 2014

BCHR Releases Report on Discrimination Against Women in Bahraini Society and Legislation

  Link to the full report.   Since the King of Bahrain assumed the throne after his father, he issued most of the laws currently in use through royal decree, as...

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14 Dec, 2013

Bahrain: Imprisoned human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja harassed while receiving medical care

The Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) and the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) express their grave concern over the health status of imprisoned Bahraini human rights...

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24 Oct, 2013

Beware of the Middle East's Fake Feminists

We've all heard the story before: those Arab dictators may be mad with power, but at least they end up treating women better than Islamists do. The Arab world is sorted...

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Left: Nafeesa AlAsfoor, Right: Rayhana al-Mosawi
30 Aug, 2013

Amnesty Int'l: Grand prix protestors tortured in Bahrain

Nafeesa al-‘Asfoor, a mother-of-two, was arrested along with Rayhana al-Mousawi on 20 April as they were peacefully protesting near the Formula One Grand Prix circuit in Manama....

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20 Aug, 2013

Report to The Committee On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women

  SUBMISSION TO THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN On the occasion of the review of Bahrain's Third Periodic Report at the...

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