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May 1, 2018, 2:16 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya, Syria
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"Many women reject the law [absolving rapists of punishment if they agree to marry their victim], which also exists in Bahrain, Kuwait, Libya and Syria" (para 11).
April 4, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"Bahrain and several other countries in the region are in the process of revoking such articles [allowing rapists to evade punishment if they marry their victims]" (para 4).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes information on the existence of a shelter for women victims of violence, but is nevertheless concerned about the insufficient support services for victims of violence and the absence of data on their reintegration and rehabilitation" (pg 6).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee commends the State party for its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Women, Mariam Al Khalifa, and included experts from relevant ministries, the parliament and the judicial authority involved in the implementation of the provisions of the Convention. The Committee appreciates the constructive dialogue that took place between the delegation and the Committee" (pg 1). "The Committee notes the restructuring of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Women, the many awareness-raising and training activities carried out and the establishment of equal opportunity units in various ministries and government bodies. Nevertheless, the Committee reiterates its concern about the limited...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LRW-LAW-4, LRCM-LAW-2, MURDER-PRACTICE-1, DV-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the existence of a bill to combat domestic violence (on which drafting began in 2007) and the assurances given by the State party’s delegation that it is currently under consideration by the chambers of the parliament. Nevertheless, the Committee is deeply concerned about the slow process of adopting specific legislation that would eliminate violence against women in all settings and include a definition of violence and provisions on remedies and sanctions. The Committee reiterates its concern that several provisions of the Penal Code condone acts of violence against women by exempting perpetrators from punishment. In particular, it regrets that the Penal Code excludes marital rape, that article...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: EMCMS-LAW-2

"That neither the Penal Code nor Law No. 36/2012 governing labour in the private sector specifically defines or criminalizes sexual harassment in the workplace" (Pg 9).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Law No. 35/2009, aimed at supporting the children of Bahraini women married to foreigners" (pg. 2). "The Committee welcomes the Royal Order of 2011 granting Bahraini nationality to 335 children of Bahraini women married to foreigners and notes with appreciation the Cabinet decision of January 2014 granting Bahraini nationality to the children of Bahraini women married to foreigners, subject to certain conditions. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned that women still do not enjoy equal rights to nationality, given that men automatically confer their nationality to their children, while Bahraini women do not. The Committee notes the slow pace of adoption of the draft amendments to the Nationality Law and is...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes information on the existence of a shelter for women victims of violence, but is nevertheless concerned about the insufficient support services for victims of violence and the absence of data on their reintegration and rehabilitation" (Pg 5).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the restructuring of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Women, the many awareness-raising and training activities carried out and the establishment of equal opportunity units in various ministries and government bodies. Nevertheless, the Committee reiterates its concern about the limited support provided by the Supreme Council for Women to non-governmental organizations" (pg 3-4). "The Committee recalls its previous recommendation (CEDAW/C/BHR/ CO/2, para. 19) and recommends that the Supreme Council for Women strengthen its cooperation with all stakeholders, in particular by supporting women’s civil society groups and non-governmental organizations" (pg 4). "The Committee notes the information provided by the State party that it is revising the...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ABO-LAW-1

"abortion is criminalized even when a woman is a victim of rape or incest" (Pg 10).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"That a persistent wage gap between women and men exists in practice" (Pg 9)
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ASR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee appreciates the efforts of the State party to re-examine the stereotyped content of school curricula and books and to provide vocational education to both girls and boys, including in non-traditional fields. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party, in partnership with the media, to increase the participation of women and to show a positive and diverse image of women in public life. The Committee remains concerned, however, about the persistence of traditional stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and, in particular, within the family" (pg 4). "The Committee commends the State party for the advances made in the education of...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party for its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Deputy President of the Supreme Council for Women, Mariam Al Khalifa, and included experts from relevant ministries, the parliament and the judicial authority involved in the implementation of the provisions of the Convention. The Committee appreciates the constructive dialogue that took place between the delegation and the Committee" (pg 1).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the initiatives undertaken by the State party to encourage women’s participation in leadership positions. It regrets, however, that, their high levels of education and economic empowerment notwithstanding, women continue to be underrepresented in political and public life, in particular in the parliament and local councils and in decision-making positions" (pg 7). The underrepresentation of women implies that society does not consider them to be good political leaders' (EJ-Coder Comment).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ASR-LAW-1

"The vocational and technical training strategic plan 2008-2014, which widens training opportunities for girls in non-traditional fields" (pg 2).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the commitment expressed by the State party’s delegation to adopting legislation that will confer rights and legal protection to domestic workers. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the limited scope of application to domestic workers of Law No. 36/2012 governing labour in the private sector, given the many cases of violence, abuse and exploitation experienced by women migrant workers who are mainly employed as domestic workers in the State party. The Committee commends the State party for the adoption of decision No. 79 (2009), aimed at reforming the sponsorship system, but is concerned that conditions in employment contracts set by employers could undermine the purpose of the...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The Committee acknowledges that the Constitution, in its articles 4 and 18, stipulates that equality is guaranteed by the State, that all citizens are equal before the law and that there shall be no discrimination based on sex, in addition to the fact that the Convention has the status of law in Bahrain. Nevertheless, the Committee reiterates the need for the State party’s national legislation to contain an explicit prohibition of discrimination against women, as defined in article 1 of the Convention" (pg 3).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"The Committee notes with interest the adoption of the first part of the Law of Family Rulings (Law No. 19 of 2009), which pertains to family issues within the Sunni community. It remains concerned, however, that the lack of a uniform family code and the fact that the law does not apply in Shiite courts leave Shiite women unprotected by a codified personal status law" (Pg 11).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: WAM-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee appreciates the efforts of the State party to re-examine the stereotyped content of school curricula and books and to provide vocational education to both girls and boys, including in non-traditional fields. The Committee welcomes the efforts of the State party, in partnership with the media, to increase the participation of women and to show a positive and diverse image of women in public life. The Committee remains concerned, however, about the persistence of traditional stereotypes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and, in particular, within the family" (pg 4).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ATC-DATA-2

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s expressed willingness to review some of its reservations to the Convention with a view to withdrawing them or amending their content and the fact that a bill on the matter has been referred to the parliament" (pg 2). "The Committee takes note of the assurances provided by the State party’s delegation in its opening statement and during the dialogue regarding the possibility of withdrawing or amending some of its reservations in relation to articles 2, 9 (2), 15 (4) and 16 of the Convention. Nevertheless, the Committee remains concerned that no time frame has been set to review those reservations. The Committee reiterates that...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee commends the State party for reversing the practice that requires a husband’s consent before a caesarean is performed on his wife" (Pg 10).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LDS-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the commitment expressed by the State party’s delegation to adopting legislation that will confer rights and legal protection to domestic workers. Nevertheless, the Committee is concerned about the limited scope of application to domestic workers of Law No. 36/2012 governing labour in the private sector, given the many cases of violence, abuse and exploitation experienced by women migrant workers who are mainly employed as domestic workers in the State party. The Committee commends the State party for the adoption of decision No. 79 (2009), aimed at reforming the sponsorship system, but is concerned that conditions in employment contracts set by employers could undermine the purpose of the...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1, LDS-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the State party’s efforts through the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons, increased labour inspections, bilateral cooperation with countries of origin and the provision of psychological assistance to and physical protection for victims. The Committee reiterates its concern, however, about the prevalence and extent of trafficking of girls and women into the State party for purposes of forced labour and/or sexual exploitation" (pg 6).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the restructuring of the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Women, the many awareness-raising and training activities carried out and the establishment of equal opportunity units in various ministries and government bodies. Nevertheless, the Committee reiterates its concern about the limited support provided by the Supreme Council for Women to non-governmental organizations" (pg. 3-4).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its concern about the negative economic consequences on women as a result of divorce, including obligations to return dowry, pay compensation and accept limited alimony" (Pg 12).
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee notes the statement by the State party that 19 of the 26 recommendations made in the report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry have been implemented and that steps are being taken to achieve their full implementation. The Committee is particularly concerned, however, about allegations that, in the aftermath of the political events of February/March 2011, some women experienced ill-treatment and intimidation by law enforcement officials and dismissals, suspensions and downgrading of professional positions in the public and private sectors, in addition to various other forms of retribution for their civic engagement, including detention and revocation of nationality, and that a number of women remain in detention"...more
Jan. 20, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-3

"Reports that fear of retribution by employers and the risk of being detained or deported prevent women victims of trafficking from filing complaints" (pg 6).
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 21 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:52 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"In the Middle East and North Africa, seven countries or autonomous regions have legislation or regulations on domestic violence: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia"(4)
Nov. 3, 2017, 10:51 a.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"In the Middle East and North Africa, seven countries or autonomous regions have legislation or regulations on domestic violence: Algeria, Bahrain, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia"(4)