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The Situation of Women Migrant Domestic Workers in Bahrain




The most pressing problems faced by women in Bahrain include the following:
– Discrimination in the workplace and denial of senior posts in both the
private and public sectors;
– Family law is uncodified and governed by all-male religious Sharia courts.
Influential sections of the religious establishment oppose a codified family
law, while the government has recently demonstrated a lack of interest in
pursuing the matter. Meanwhile, Sharia courts and Public Prosecution have
resorted to threatening activists who dare to criticize its discriminatory
positions and practices;
– Nationality: Children and spouses of Bahraini women married to non-
Bahraini men are not entitled to citizenship;
– Violence against women: Sexual harassment and domestic abuse against
women is commonplace, with very little institutional support for victims, and
marital rape is not considered a crime under Bahraini law.

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Responsable institusyon

Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights, Caram Asia



Mga Keyword

Domestic Workers, Bahrainian Laws

Pang-ekonomiyang sektor

Occupations in services - Domestic work, Home child care providers, and Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations

Mga Uri ng Nilalaman

Suporta ng mga hakbangin

Target na mga grupo

Mambabatas, Mamamahayag, Pampublikong Kamalayan, Mananaliksik, and NGO / komunidad group / network ng pagkakaisa

Regulasyon lugar

Karapatan sa pagkakapantay-pantay (kasarian)

Spheres ng aktibidad

Pag-aaral sa Kasarian at iyag