Women's rights in Bahrain are preserved within an integrated legislative framework, thanks to the directives of His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to advance Bahraini women and protect them from various forms of violence, the Shura Council Women and Child Affairs Committee said.
Such status contributes to the implementation of plans to achieve the goals of the integrated progress Bahrain, the committee said as Bahrain commemorated the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women," it added.
The Committee commended the support Bahraini women receive from Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of HM the King and Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Women, to safeguard their rights and protect them from all kinds of violence within legal frameworks and an integrated legislative system.
The committee pointed out that Bahrain is among the leading countries in enacting legislation that protects women from various forms of violence, and that it is keen to join agreements and sign international treaties related to the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women.
The parliament has been keen on promulgating laws that have greatly contributed to protecting women's rights, including the Family Law and the Law on Protection from Domestic Violence.
Bahrain is committed to launching awareness programs that contribute to combating violence against women at the political and social levels in order to boost societal awareness, achieve progress and prosperity, and elevate and enhance the status of Bahraini women in all fields.