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New media drive to raise awareness on child abuse

A new media campaign to raise awareness about child abuse has been announced by Zain Group. It features videos on social media and print advertisements highlighting verbal, physical and sexual abuse and how it affects children, sa

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Art drive in Bahrain focus on maids' plight

Local filmmakers and artists have come together to highlight the plight of domestic workers in Bahrain, specifically housemaids who are often physically abused and not paid. They have joined an awareness campaign spearheaded by th

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New anti-fraud scheme on way in Bahrain

One of Tamkeen's flagship programmes, which has undergone a complete overhaul in a bid to cut down on fraud and abuse, will be relaunched at the end of this month in Bahrain. The Enterprise Development Support (EDS) scheme was

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UAE launches guidebook on dealing with abuses

The UAE's Ministry of Interior has issued a guidebook outlining the standard operating procedures to be adopted when dealing with the elderly, children, people with special needs and women, in the evidence collection process performed by the

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Bahrain's rights watchdog probes abuse claims

Bahrain's rights watchdog has registered 34 complaints in the last six months, including torture allegations and sectarian discrimination.   The National Institution for Human Rights (NIHR) has launched inves

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Sharp drop in maid abuse cases in Bahrain

Bahrain has seen a drop in the number of foreign housemaids coming forward with allegations of abuse during Ramadan.   In previous years, extended working hours and allegations of general mistreatment during the

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Saudi, UAE ban controversial novel

An Arabic translation of a novel by a former Bahrain resident has been banned in two Gulf states.   Aadujeevitham (Goat Days) was written by the author Benyamin and tells the story of an abused migrant worker in

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2,000 garment unit workers go on strike in Bahrain

Work at a Riffa garment factory ground to a halt yesterday as nearly 2,000 employees went on a strike over allegations of abuse, withheld payment and forced deportation.   The walk-out at MRS Fashions in Hajiyat

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Child abuse maid in Bahrain faces new charge

An Indonesian housemaid who was convicted of sexually abusing an eight-year-old Bahraini has appeared in court for allegedly molesting the girl's cousin.   The 27-year-old appeared at the High Criminal Court

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$10,000 payout for abused maid in Bahrain

A housemaid who was repeatedly assaulted by her employer has received more than BD4,000 ($10,553) compensation thanks to the efforts of Indonesian Embassy officials.   Indonesian national Maria B T Badri was take

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