Human Rights Watch report on widespread violations of women's rights in Bahrain

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Publish Date: 10:17 - 25 January 2022
Tuesday, 25 January 2022 (YJC)_ A human rights report exposing the widespread situation of women's human rights in Bahrain reveals the true state of women's rights and the discrimination against them in the Persian Gulf country.

Human Rights Watch report on widespread violations of women's rights in BahrainThe American Organization for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) published a report entitled "Women's Rights in Bahrain ... Dreams Postponed."

According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, the report highlights the current reality of women's rights in Bahrain, the reality of violence against women in Bahrain and Manama's commitment to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

The report also examines forms of discrimination against women under the Nationality Law, the Penal Code, and the 1963 Labor Code, and shows that the Bahraini High Council of Women seeks to cover up violations.

The human rights report begins by emphasizing that Bahrain's laws are still discriminatory against women, and says that despite all the cover-ups by women's rights bodies such as the Bahrain High Council of Women, the country has not been able to reform immediately. And the Penal Code also allows him to escape criminal charges.

According to the report, Bahrain's criminal law continues to allow the rapist to escape criminal charges if he marries a victim, and gender discrimination can occur in the same family.

The human rights report emphasizes that many Bahraini mothers are still unable to grant citizenship to their children, which means that many children are stateless and none of them have basic rights. There is also gender discrimination in terms of wages in the public and private sectors, and women's rights in terms of political participation remain limited.

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