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.