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.