Human dignity cannot be founded on violations of collective and individual rights and freedoms. Women and children are the most vulnerable in societies. It is therefore that their rights and freedoms need greater protection, guaranteed by laws and their implementation. Women reflect the progress and the development of society, and the extent to which society respects their rights, supports and cares for their education. Women’s rights are not just a humanitarian issue, but rather a national issue linked in various intellectual, political, and economic areas.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, celebrated on 25 November, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) issued a new report in both Arabic and English languages, entitled “Women in Bahrain: Silence Allows Violence”.
The report seeks to address the deterioration of the human rights situation in Bahrain, particularly concerning women and highlights the most serious violations and the laws restricting the freedom of women in Bahrain.