Tag: Women’s Rights

The Department of State Releases its 2017 Saudi Arabia Human Rights Report

The Department of State Releases its 2017 Saudi Arabia Human Rights Report

On Friday 20 April, the United States (US) Department of State (DoS) released its 2017 annual human rights country report for Saudi Arabia. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) generally welcomes the report, yet remains concerned over several exceptions. The report rightly addresses the numerous human rights […]

Profiles in Persecution: Fawzeya Mashaalla Mohamed Haji

Profiles in Persecution: Fawzeya Mashaalla Mohamed Haji

Fawzeya is a 56-year-old Bahraini woman who is currently being detained in the women’s prison in Isa Town. She has suffered ill treatment in prison, including denial of medical care by Bahraini prison authorities. On 15 December 2017, a group of masked officers in plain clothing arrived in approximately thirty […]

CEDAW Review Shows Limits of Saudi Arabia’s Gender Policies

CEDAW Review Shows Limits of Saudi Arabia’s Gender Policies

15 March 2018 – On Friday 9 March, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) released its concluding observations on Saudi Arabia’s third and fourth periodic review. Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) welcomes the findings of CEDAW in regards to Saudi Arabia. While […]