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July 6, 2024, 7:36 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"Shariah law allows men to have a maximum of four wives, although Shiites are allowed more than that, through temporary marriages or ‘mutta’." (CODER COMMENT-ERD: Temporary marriages are recognized by scholars as a form of prostitution.)
April 28, 2024, 10:07 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DV-DATA-1

This 2020 cross-sectional study was designed to determine the prevalence of IPV among women in the Kingdom of Bahrain. It surveyed 810 Bahraini women age 18+ who were married, widowed or divorced, asking them to share any IPV experience witnessed during their marriage. The study found that the prevalence of IPV among Bahraini women was 71.11%. Although this lifetime experience was only among married women, given what we know about the prevalence of marriage in Bahraini culture, we can assume this percentage is fairly representative for Bahraini women in general (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
March 31, 2024, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guyana, Iceland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States
Variables: TRAFF-SCALE-1

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March 30, 2024, 10:05 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: TRAFF-DATA-1

According to the U.S. State Department's 2023 TIP report, Bahrain ranks as a Tier 1 country (85). The report states that while the government continues to meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking, it investigated, prosecuted, and convicted the fewest traffickers in four years. It also notes that trafficking of foreign migrant workers and prostitutes in Bahrain continues to be an issue due to lax enforcement of domestic labor laws. (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 24, 2024, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Armenia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Moldova, Oman, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan
Variables: MMR-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:19 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Saudi Arabia
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:15 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: ERBG-SCALE-1

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:06 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, Denmark, Estonia, Gambia, Guinea, Iceland, India, Liberia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Togo
Variables: DACH-SCALE-2

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Jan. 24, 2024, 3:03 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay
Variables: DACH-SCALE-1

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Jan. 21, 2024, 11:10 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

According to a 2023 report on global trends in maternal mortality from 2000-2020 published by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group, and UNDESA/Population Division, in 2020 the maternal mortality ratio (per 100,000 live births) in Bahrain was 16 (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 20, 2024, 1:37 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to 2023 World Bank Gender Data collected from the most recent ILO modeled estimates from 2020 onwards, the female laborforce participation rate (as a percentage of the female population ages 15+) in Bahrain is 44.3% (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 7, 2024, 3:30 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to the World Bank, as of 2021, life expectancy in Bahrain is 80 years for women and 78 years for men (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 28, 2023, 2:18 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

According to 2019 data from the WHO's Global Health Observatory, average life expectancy in Bahrain is 75.0 for men and 77.0 for women (KMM-CODER COMMENT).
Oct. 12, 2023, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: BR-SCALE-1

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Sept. 29, 2023, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Ireland
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"11.2 births per 1000 population"
Sept. 28, 2023, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables:

"Please also provide information on measures taken to...guarantee equal distribution of property upon abandonment of the wife and of inheritance among surviving daughters and sons" (7).
Sept. 28, 2023, 9:21 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1, LO-LAW-1

"In paragraphs 70 and 82 of its report, the State party informs the Committee about the measures taken to grant divorced or abandoned women, childless widows and single orphaned women temporary accommodation. Please indicate measures taken to allow all women to own permanent housing, including with the State ’s assistance, without having to obtain the permission of their husband or ex-husband. Please provide information on measures taken to repeal legal provisions requiring the husband’s consent to prevent pregnancy, as well as for a woman to leave the marital home, and report on measures taken to allow the freedom of movement of all women without a legal guardian, including for their...more
Sept. 28, 2023, 9:19 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"In paragraphs 70 and 82 of its report, the State party informs the Committee about the measures taken to grant divorced or abandoned women, childless widows and single orphaned women temporary accommodation. Please indicate measures taken to allow all women to own permanent housing, including with the State ’s assistance, without having to obtain the permission of their husband or ex-husband. Please provide information on measures taken to repeal legal provisions requiring the husband’s consent to prevent pregnancy, as well as for a woman to leave the marital home, and report on measures taken to allow the freedom of movement of all women without a legal guardian, including for their...more
Sept. 28, 2023, 8:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Islamic law mandates that men receive more inheritance than women and that children take citizenship from their fathers. Moreover, it states that it is unacceptable for women to live outside their married houses. Thus, while CEDAW improved women’s rights in Bahrain, the country’s commitment to Sharia law prevents Bahrain from truly accepting these social reforms" (para 6). This indicates that women may have a limited ability to manage or make decisions regarding family finances (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Sept. 28, 2023, 8:57 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"Islamic law mandates that men receive more inheritance than women and that children take citizenship from their fathers. Moreover, it states that it is unacceptable for women to live outside their married houses. Thus, while CEDAW improved women’s rights in Bahrain, the country’s commitment to Sharia law prevents Bahrain from truly accepting these social reforms" (para 6).
Sept. 28, 2023, 8:48 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IAW-PRACTICE-1, IAW-LAW-1

"The basis for family law is sharia, as interpreted by Sunni and Shia religious experts. In 2017 King Hamad ratified the Shia portion of the Unified Family Law codifying the rights of Shia citizens, in particular women, according to the civil code on issues such as marriage, divorce, child custody, and inheritance. Shia and Sunni family law is enforced by separate judicial bodies composed of religious authorities charged with interpreting sharia" (32). "Women may own and inherit property and represent themselves in all public and legal matters. In the absence of a direct male heir, Shia women may inherit all of their husband’s property, while Sunni women inherit only a...more
July 18, 2023, 4:39 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Rights of the wife upon the husband: a. Caring for her, spending on her and treating her graciously, b. Non-interference in her private property, which she shall have the right to dispose of in a reasonable manner. c. Refraining from harming her financially or morally. d. In case of having two or more wives, treating each wife equally in terms of nights spent with each of them and spending on them. e. Permitting her to visit her family in a reasonable manner. f. Shall not deprive her from having children from him" (11).
June 17, 2023, 5:11 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Central African Rep, Egypt, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Mongolia, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
Variables: MARR-SCALE-2

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June 2, 2023, 9:31 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"An online search using PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar databases was performed. The snowball method was used to extract other publications. The following keywords were used: Arab/Islamic communities/populations, consanguineous marriage, and consanguinity. Apart from the exception of the Islamic Jurisprudence Council of the Islamic World League in 1990, only studies between 2007 and February 2022" (5). Table 2 summarizes important statistics regarding the range of rates of consanguineous and first-cousin marriages in Arabic populations: Bahrain's overall consanguineous marriage ranges from 10.9%-45.50% (7).
March 20, 2023, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MARR-LAW-7

For reasons of cosanguinity, a person is prohibited to marry: a. his or her ascendents, however high in lineage, b. his or her descendants, however low in lineage, c. the decendents of his or her parents however low in lineage, d. the first degree of his or her grandfathers or grandmothers.
March 3, 2023, 12:35 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-8

"Among parents of 14,237 newborns in Bahrain in 2008-2009, the total consanguinity and first cousin marriage rates over a period of four months in 2008 were 10.9% and 6.9% respectively, while during all of 2009 the rates were 11.4% and 6.8% respectively. The study confirms that over a ten-year period first cousin marriage rates in Bahrain have declined from 24% to nearly 7%" (para 1)
Jan. 31, 2023, 8:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: IAD-PRACTICE-1

"Please also provide information on measures taken...to guarantee equal distribution of property upon abandonment of the wife and of inheritance among surviving daughters and sons (7). This implies that there has not generally been equal distribution of property between sons and daughters (JLR-CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 31, 2023, 8:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ADCM-PRACTICE-1

"Please also provide information on measures taken to allow women to take up guardianship and full custody of their children upon divorce and to retain custody if she remarries, to ensure that women under no circumstances are compelled by law or practice to accept reconciliation (para. 206)" (7).
Jan. 31, 2023, 8:59 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ATDW-PRACTICE-1

"In paragraphs 70 and 82 of its report, the State party informs the Committee about the measures taken to grant divorced or abandoned women, childless widows and single orphaned women temporary accommodation. Please indicate measures taken to allow all women to own permanent housing, including with the State ’s assistance, without having to obtain the permission of their husband or ex-husband. Please provide information on measures taken to repeal legal provisions requiring the husband’s consent to prevent pregnancy, as well as for a woman to leave the marital home, and report on measures taken to allow the freedom of movement of all women without a legal guardian, including for their...more
Jan. 31, 2023, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Bahrain
Variables: ATDW-LAW-1

"With regard to the adoption of legislative measures to remedy the potentially adverse effects of existing rules concerning property distribution and ownership, it should be noted that each spouse is financially independent. Hence there is no need for special legislation concerning the distribution of property between spouses, since they retain their own property. The husband may not assume control of his wife ’s property" (42).