Saudi Arabia fails to address the root of its domestic abuse problem

  In 2015, Saudi Arabia’s Justice Ministry stated that its courts saw 8,016 domestic violence cases in a one-year period. The majority of these cases were reported in Riyadh, Mekkah, and the Eastern Province, and included reports of psychological and physical abuse of both women and children. Because so many cases of domestic violence go[…]

Backtracking on Women’s Rights: Discriminatory Citizenship Law in Bahrain

Although Bahraini authorities often boast about empowering women, the government has not taken any serious steps to change the laws that prohibit Bahraini women from passing on citizenship to their families. Even though Bahrain has acceded to the Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) since 2002, women in Bahrain do[…]

Event Summary: “Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia”

On 25 June 2015, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB), the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy (BIRD), Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the European Saudi Organisation for Human Rights (ESOHR) co-sponsored an event entitled “Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia,” at the 29th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Dr.[…]

ADHRB Advocacy Associate Delivers Oral Intervention on Women’s Rights

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) Advocacy Associate Michael Payne delivered an oral statement (starting at 55:00) today, March 24th, at the 25th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva under Item 8 regarding women’s rights in Bahrain. Please continue reading for full remarks or click here to download a PDF. An Arabic translation of[…]