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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Middle East Gender Parity Group Launched at Forum
Fifty influential female and male leaders have formed a Middle East Gender Parity Group to tackle discrimination and close the gap between the sexes. Launched at the World Economic Forum on the Middle East in Sharm El Sheikh, the Forum’s Middle East...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Special Quota Plea for Women
A special quota is needed to guarantee women's participation in municipal council and parliaments across the Arab world, a leading Bahraini lawyer said yesterday. Former United Nations (UN) General Assembly president Shaikha Haya bint Rashid...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Bahrain’s women work to win more parliamentary seats
Just eight women ran in Bahrain’s first general election in 2002, and only one woman managed to secure a seat in the country’s fledgling parliament in 2006 after running unopposed. Dr. May al Otaibi, who works with the Bahrain’s Supreme...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Women urged to play key election role
A nationwide call went out to Bahraini women yesterday, encouraging them to make a difference and run for the upcoming elections.They should also reach out to the youth and the media in their efforts to win seats in the 2010 parliamentary elections...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: New election gains for women?
NATIONAL elections later this year could open the door to a younger generation of MPs and witness the arrival of more women on the political stage, according to two Bahrain-based observers. However, for women to claim a greater presence in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Women urged to play key election role
A nationwide call went out to Bahraini women yesterday, encouraging them to make a difference and run for the upcoming elections.They should also reach out to the youth and the media in their efforts to win seats in the 2010 parliamentary elections...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrein: Parliament quota for women urged
Bahrein should adopt a women's quota in parliament to ensure equal representation in the country's legislative body during the upcoming elections, say activists. It should also target the involvement of the country's youngsters, as experts predict...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Women set to make their mark in poll
WOMEN candidates dismissed fears last night that Bahrain's democracy is sidelining them during next month's elections due to their decreased number. They said this year's electoral race and past results will create a large segment of Bahraini women...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Women Struggle to Unite Fractured Bahrain
Women in Bahrain have launched new initiatives to tackle sectarian tensions that emerged as the fallout of widespread unrest sweeping the country since Feb 14. The tiny island with oil incomes representing around 70 percent of government...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Women Take Pride in Vital Protest Role
Women in Bahrain are known to play more of a role in public life than in most neighboring countries. They drive, vote, and some are active in politics. So it was no surprise to find on arriving here that Bahraini women were also prominent in...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Bahrain: Shia cleric warns troops not to attack women
Bahrain's leading Shia Muslim cleric has told his followers to retaliate if women are attacked, in a warning to the country's security forces. In a sermon delivered at Friday prayers Sheikh Isa Qassim said: "Whoever you see abusing a woman,...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Women After the Arab Spring
16 Mar 2012 - The Arab Spring continues to blow winds of change in the Middle East. There is no doubt the direction these countries are heading in will affect Arab societies and personal rights. But recently, the focus has been on women in the...

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