Discrimination Against Women in Bahraini Society and Legislation

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Bahrain Center for Human Rights
10th February 2014
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The attached report was submitted by the Bahrain Center for Human Rights to the CEDAW (Convention for the Eliminatin of Discrimination Against Women) Committee.

The Bahrain Center for Human Rights is is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization, registered with the Bahraini Ministry of Labor and Social Services since July 2002. Despite an order by the authorities in November 2004 to close it, the BCHR is still functioning after gaining wide internal and external support for its struggle to promote human rights in Bahrain. The co-founder and former President of the BCHR is Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for charges related to freedom of speech. The current President is Nabeel Rajab, who is serving a two year prison sentence for his work as a human rights defender. The Acting President is Maryam Al-Khawaja.

The report covers the following issues for women in Bahrain:

- Violence Against Women

- Discrimination Against Women

- Official and Societal Violence Against Women

- Women and the Legislative Reality for Women 

- The Challenges behind the Obstacles that Prevent Legislative Reform

- Women in the Judicial System

- Recommendations 

To view the full report please download the pdf