Bahrain

The percentage of Shiite representatives in the country's institutions is on the decline. In the year 2003 the figure was 18%; it now stands at 13%.
Front Line est profondément préoccupée suite à la campagne de harcèlement présumée contre la défenseuse des droits humains Ghada Jamsheer, présidente du Women's Petition Committee (WPC).
Front Line reported, on 17 January 2009, that Ghada Jamsheer, a woman human rights defender in Bahrain, had become the target of a harassment campaign. Ghada Jamsheer and her family have received threats, including many threatening text messages, and have been followed in a car.
Front Line has reported that Ghada Jamsheer, a woman human rights defender in Bahrain, has been the target of a harassment campaign.
A Statement by Women's Petition Committee (Bahrain) on the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
"The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, a UN monitoring body composed of independent experts, has called on the government of Bahrain to adopt urgent measures to end serious discrimination and violence against women."
An ominous dressing down from Islamists MPs concerned about "indecent outfits" has forced organisers of an international volleyball tournament to cancel a women's exhibition match.
Women abandoned by their husbands in Bahrain broke their silence and staged two sit-ins in July to highlight the legal challenges they faced in getting their marriage annulled.
Une juive de Bahreïn, Houda Nounou, doit être nommée prochainement ambassadrice de son pays à Washington, une première dans les pays arabes, a indiqué samedi un responsable du royaume du Golfe.
Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa has appointed a Jewish woman as envoy to Washington - the first Jew in the Arab world to become an ambassador. Local human rights groups, however, raise concerns.
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