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Crisis kits to be supplied for abuse victims in Bahrain

Women who experience domestic abuse in Bahrain will be supplied with emergency kits to help them escape the next time they feel under threat. The kits will contain everything from taxi fare money and a change of clothes to toiletries and a vou

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One in four Bahraini women 'subject to abuse'

More than one in four Bahraini women were subjected to domestic violence in the first nine months of this year, it has been revealed. According to figures released by the Interior Ministry, 27 per cent of the country’s female citizens ha

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260 women in Bahrain admit abuse in key study

More than 260 women in Bahrain have come forward in just three weeks to say they have experienced some form of domestic violence. They responded to a survey by the Bahrain Youth Forum Society’s Naseem Initiative, which is conducting nati

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Abuse claims by Indian workers in Bahrain probed

Diplomats are investigating the complaints of four Indian workers who claim that they have been beaten, abused and not been paid by their employer. Thomas Devasia, 32, Jithesh Arattankandi, 30, Praveen Narayanan, 30 and Asheraf Kunnoth Meethal

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New law to curb domestic abuse in Bahrain

Domestic abuse is set to be curbed in Bahrain following the introduction of a new law. His Majesty King Hamad ratified the Family Violence Law yesterday as Law 17 of 2015 for the prevention of and protection from violence within families, said

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Child abuse cases in Bahrain increases 800pc

Reported cases of sexual abuse against teenage and pre-teen boys rose 800 per cent within the space of a year, it has been revealed. In its latest report, Bahrain's Social Development Ministry said 129 males aged 11 to 15 were referred to

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Illegal expats warned not to abuse amnesty

Expatriates working illegally in Bahrain have been warned against exploiting a general amnesty that allows them to return home without facing any penalties. Foreign diplomats told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister pub

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Bahrain issues new law to protect children, mentally ill

Bahrain has a new law that will protect children or mentally ill people from danger or abuse. His Majesty King Hamad yesterday (July 8) issued the law amending article 320 of the penal code dating back to 1976, said a report in th

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New centre to help abuse victims in Bahrain

Counselling sessions and one-on-one assistance will be provided to victims of domestic and sexual abuse in Bahrain, with the launch of a crisis management centre. Women Crisis Care International (WCCI) will conduct its first orien

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Lebanon launches hotline for housemaids to report abuse

Lebanon has launched a 24-hour hotline for female domestic workers to allow them to report abuse or mistreatment and receive help. The country hosts more than 200,000 migrant domestic workers, according to the International Labour

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