Bahrain

The Committee of Women’s Petition (CWP) demands that the Sharia Court System, Ministry of Justice and the government prove their real intentions behind the reform of the current justice system, especially as procedure and rulings have steadily worsened.
King Hamad Bin Eisa Al Khalifa has granted Bahraini citizenship to 300 children of Bahraini mothers married to foreigners.
This website, from the Information Bahrain Center for Human Rights, details some of the latest information about violations of women citizens and foreign workers rights.
While municipal and parliamentary elections are likely to take place in October or November, more efforts are being made by the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) for political empowerment of women.
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