On International Women’s Day, Bahrain Center calls on the authorities to implement the recommendations of “CEDAW”

The entire world celebrates on the 8 of March every year on International Women’s Day to renew the pledge to fulfill all women’s rights.
On the occasion, Bahrain Center for Human Rights recalls the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women”CEDAW”, which contains in its entirety thirty articles, and defines the term discrimination against women as any distinction, exclusion or restriction based on sex, whose effects or purposes are attenuating or frustrating. Recognizing women’s human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field, or weakening or thwarting their enjoyment or exercise of these rights, regardless of their marital status and on the basis of equality between them and men.
Bahrain, which has ratified the Convention, is required to enshrine the concept of gender equality in its domestic legislation, and to abolish all discriminatory provisions in its laws against women.
Hence, we renew the call to all concerned parties to take all necessary measures to ensure equal participation of women with men in the labor market, to eliminate discrimination in available opportunities and wages, and to abolish the restrictions imposed on women human rights defenders from exercising their political rights.
In turn, the President of Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Nidal Al-Salman, called on the Bahraini authorities to implement the recommendations of “CEDAW” and to stop all forms of discrimination against women in Bahrain, and to take all appropriate measures, including legislative ones, to change or annul the existing laws, regulations, customs and practices that constitute discrimination against women.