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8 Mar, 2019

Women And Children Under Repression

Bahrain Center for Human Rights issued a new report entitled “Women and Children under Repression”, on the occasion of International Woman Day, in both, English and...

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8 Mar, 2018

2018 International Women’s Day: BCHR asks Bahrain to stop using counter-terrorism laws against women

Documenting human rights violations in a country like Bahrain has become an extremely challenging and dangerous task. Since February 2011, Bahraini authorities have banned...

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2 Feb, 2018

Bahrain: abusive convictions of four women on terrorism charges

Beirut, February 2, 2017: On January 31, Muna Habib, Hamida Alkhor, Amira AlQashaami and Faten Hussein were convicted and sentenced to 5 years imprisonment for allegedly...

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14 Nov, 2017

Silencing Bahraini women and activists

In 2016 and 2017, as international pressure on the Bahraini authorities was reduced significantly, the repression of dissent intensified simultaneously in the Kingdom. The...

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1 Jun, 2017

Bahrain: Woman Human Rights Defender tortured as Bahrain renews campaign to silence peaceful critics

Amnesty International has today called on the Bahraini authorities to immediately end the torture and other ill-treatment of human rights defenders and other critics of the...

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25 Nov, 2016

Bahrain Continues Targeting Women Human Rights Defenders - A Briefing Of The Situation

Marking the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) expresses grave concerns over the continued targeting of...

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21 Aug, 2016

Bahraini Women Under 45 Restricted from Going on Hajj Without Male Guardians

Bahrain’s Ministry of Justice has issued new regulations deemed discriminatory against Bahraini women, which prevent them from going on Hajj without a male guardian if they are...

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24 Jun, 2016

Women's groups accuse Bahrain of cutting funds on political grounds

Government slashes aid to 18 NGOs due to budget crisis and blocks foreign funding, leaving victims of domestic violence with little support.   MANAMA - Maryam Mansoor...

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14 Oct, 2015

BCHR Joins Campaign to Mark Zainab Al-Khawaja’s Birthday with Call to Keep her Free

On 21 October 2015, human rights defender Zainab Al-Khawaja could mark her 32nd birthday by beginning combined prison sentences of over five years if several cases against her are...

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23 Jun, 2015

Women Human Rights Activists Zainab Al-Khawaja and Ghada Jamsheer sentenced to prison again

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) condemns in the strongest terms recent court verdict on two human rights activists  Zainab Al-Khawaja,  and Ghada Jamsheer...

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