Pubic Campaign in Support of CEDAW

On 29 March 2010, the Bahrain Women’s Union launched three publications concerning women: (Ishraqat Al Mara), (Marsad Al Mara) and a book by Amani Al Wadaiee entitled (Bahraini Women in the Islamic Courts). The Union began organizing a public campaign specifically targeting the Government, in order to remove reservations on some CEDAW articles, perceived by some to be contrary to Islamic teachings. The spokeswoman of the BWU Fatima Rabia said that the issue has nothing to do with clashing with Sharia law. She demanded lifting all reservations hindering the equal granting of nationality to women and children, emphasizing the principle of equality between men and women.