Naeema Marhoon: We Demand a Unified Family Law

The celebration of the Bahraini Women’s Day was held in the Bahrain Women Society headquarters. Naeema Marhoon, President of the Society,

stressed that women’s societies should bear greater responsibility and continue to demand the ratification of the second section of the family law, i.e. the Shia section. This should be achieved with the cooperation of both the Legislative and Executive Authorities. She added that, Bahraini women are looking forward to a unified and modern family law, instead of the current law, which is divided into two sections and deprives women of their legal protection. Marhoon also demanded reconsidering the nationality law, so that women can pass on their citizenship to their children.