On 2022: Let us heal!

It is another year arriving, and for 2022 we are hanging on hope and are seeking to light up the candle of optimism towards the respect of human rights not only in our beloved little island home, Bahrain, but the entire world that has been profoundly burdened with many challenges in these last couple of years, more notably with the COVID-19 which has not left a spot on the planet earth untacked.

The world must come together and stand in solidarity with every victim of human rights violation and it must keep promoting the fundamental principles of human dignity that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights insists on.

“We in Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR) are still hoping for tension to be set aside and arrive to an understanding in where we can all heal from mistrust and division. We hope for a country where people can enjoy their lives in fully respected ways and where are not taken and put behind prison bars just because their voice was a bit louder than others calling for their basic rights” says Nedal Al Salman, BCHR President.

BCHR upholds its 2022 vision that goes in line with the UN’s Secretary-General António Guterres, which is to commit to making 2022 a year of recovery for everyone, not only from this virus; but also, from any social, political and human rights problematic.

The year 2022 should be the year for a new spirit of dialogue, compromise and reconciliation, for we deeply know that moments of great difficulty are also moments of great opportunity to come together one-handed. It is because these moments offer the true chance to unite behind solutions that can benefit all people moving forward with hope in what our human family can truly accomplish.