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Womens rights

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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18 Aug, 2013

URGENT APPEAL: Nafeesa Al-Asfoor – Political Prisoner’s Health at Risk, Denied Adequate Medical

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) calls for the urgent intervention in the case of Nafeesa Al-Asfoor who has suspicious breast lumps and suffers from other diseases as...

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7 Mar, 2013

International Women's Day: Bahraini Women imprisoned, tortured, killed, stripped from nationality, .. and impunity for abusers

7 Mar 2013 On the International Women's Day, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights expresses its grave concern and condemnation over the continued violations of women's...

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8 Aug, 2012

Bahrain authorities continue to target pro-democracy women with arbitrary arrests

A recent picture of Bahrain MOI masked thugs at a checkpoint. 8 August , 2012 Bahrain authorities continue its repression campaigns against the participants of the...

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17 Mar, 2012

FIDH: Women and the Arab Spring : Taking their place?

Bahrain Demands for democratic reforms erupted in February 2011 and immediately faced violent repression. Women have participated massively in protests that have continued...

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4 Jan, 2012

Bahraini woman killed by gov’t tear gas

03 Jan 2012 A Bahraini woman, Fakhria Jassim AlSakran, 55-year-old, has been killed in the capital Manama on Tuesday after inhaling a lethal does of tear gas. According to...

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28 Nov, 2011

Women in Bahrain on International Day to end violence against women: constantly subjected to torture, arrests and violence

25 November 2011 On this International Day to End Violence against Women, Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns the human rights violations committed by the...

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28 Oct, 2011

Bahrain: Urgent measures required to combat discrimination against women

26 October 2011 Joint press release - FIDH - Coalition for equality without reservation - Bahrain Human Rights Society (BHRS) - Bahrein Center for Human Rights (BCHR) The...

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