Maryam al-Khawaja Discusses Bahrain’s Human Rights Movement at Georgetown Law

On 2 February 2018, marking the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring protest movements across the Middle East and North Africa in 2011, Bahraini human rights defender Maryam al-Khawaja spoke at the Georgetown University Law Center with journalist Mehdi Hasan and Egyptian activist Mohamed Sultan, addressing the current impact of American foreign policy on human[…]

EVENT SUMMARY: Recommendations for Reform: How Can the U.S. Diminish Destabilization in Bahrain?

On 14 February 2017, the sixth anniversary of Bahrain’s pro-democracy uprising, Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) and the Office of Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) hosted a panel at the Russell US Senate Office Building entitled “Recommendations for reform: How can the US diminish destabilization in Bahrain?” Panelists included Maryam al-Khawaja, Bahraini[…]

The role of women in the 2011 Bahraini uprising

When the Arab Spring made its way to Bahrain on 14 February 2011, Bahraini authorities acted quickly to suppress the peaceful protests with violence. They detained, tortured, and killed protesters for exercising their rights to free speech and assembly. The Sunni al-Khalifa government specifically targeted leaders of the political opposition, which mainly consisted of Bahrain’s[…]

Newsletter #143

Bahrain | Updates from the Ground | News & Opinion UN Complaint Program Bahrain Bahrain’s five-year plan of repression On the fifth anniversary of Bahrain’s pro-democracy uprising, ADHRB’s Kate Kizer and Michael Payne describe how the government has gradually institutionalized the methods of violence and intimidation that it first used to suppress demonstrations in February 2011. Moreover, they argue[…]

Voices from the Ground: February 14th

On 14 February 2011, thousands of Bahraini citizens joined together in order to peacefully challenge deeply-rooted political and societal issues.  On the heels of similar movements in Tunisia and Egypt, young Bahrainis used social media to unite protesters across the country in an uprising that would come to embody the political climate for years to[…]