Tag: Women’s Rights

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

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 […]

International Women’s Day: Recognizing Activists in the GCC

International Women’s Day: Recognizing Activists in the GCC

Americans for Democracy & Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) would like to commemorate International Women’s Day by highlighting the role of courageous women activists in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. Samar Badawi Samar Badawi is a prominent Saudi human rights activist who is a recipient of the International Woman of Courage Award. […]

Laudatory comments on women’s empowerment fall short of reality

Laudatory comments on women’s empowerment fall short of reality

The chairman of Bahrain’s Institute for Political Development (BIPD) expressed Bahrain’s pride in the achievements of the Supreme Council for Women under the leadership of Princess Sabeeka al-Khalifa, the wife of Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. He “affirmed BIPD’s keen interest in women’s participation in all its programs,” […]