Bahraini activist Ghada Jamsheer's speech delivered to the British House of Lords (December 2006)
The Bahrain Women's Union, a loose association of 12 women's organisations, has pledged to reinvigorate a dormant plan to promulgate a family status law in the kingdom.
Human traffickers in Bahrain will be punished with the anticipated passage of a law making trafficking a criminal act.
A 29-year-old divorcee in Bahrain has been receiving death threats and anonymous phone calls after being interviewed about her case on Al Hurra television on November 25th 2006. During the interview, mother-of-three Suad Mohammed Fathalla spoke alongside Women's Petition Committee head Ghada Jamsheer and Bahrain Center for Human Rights president Abdulhadi Al Khawaja.
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.