Bahrain: Women's Struggle Against Artificial Reforms
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Although women in Bahrain have had access to education and have participated in elections for eighty years now, even holding positions in government, Ghada Jamsheer, President of the Women's Petition Committee in Bahrain, denounces the flagrant bias stemming from the assumption that this equates to women's full emancipation.
In Bahrain, thousands of women are at the mercy of unwritten (uncodified) family laws, struggling to get a divorce or custody of their child and experiencing social rejection and economic hardship. Ms. Jamsheer delivered this speech to the House of Lords, United Kingdom, December 2006.
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