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Womens rights

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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6 Mar, 2015

March Champions for Justice: Bahrain's Imprisoned Women

Champions for Justice for March 2015 More than four years since the Bahrain government’s brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, arbitrary arrests, injuries to protesters...

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4 Jan, 2015

Bahrain: Ayat Al-Safar Still In Detention For Sheltering Wanted Suspects

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights expresses its concern as the Bahraini government continues to exploit the law and its own authority to sanction opposition activists, including...

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29 Nov, 2014

Bahrain: Women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer released and immediately re-arrested

The Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) and the Gulf Center for Human Rights (GCHR) express serious concern over the re-arrest of women’s rights defender Ghada Jamsheer in...

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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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