Call to grant Nationality to Children of Bahraini women
The President of the Bahraini Young Ladies Association, Sameera
Abdualla, called upon the Government to allow the children of Bahraini
women married to foreigners to get the Bahraini nationality. She
called for the change to coincide with the Kingdom’s celebration
of the Bahraini Women’s Day on the 1st of December.
She added that issuing this important decision during this occasion
represents a well deserved appreciation for women. She pointed to
the suffering of many divorced women, widowed or abandoned whose
children lack the nationality. She stressed women’s right to choose
their partners despite their nationalities.
The campaign ‘nationality is my right; and my child’s right’,
which was launched in 2005, aims to add merely one phrase to Article
4 of the current Nationality Law of 1963. The Article would then
read after the addition: ‘a person will be considered Bahraini if
he is born inside or outside Bahrain to a Bahraini father