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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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Bahrain approves tougher penalty for child abusers

Tougher punishments for people, who physically or sexually abuse children or the mentally ill, were approved by the Bahrain’s Shura Council yesterday (May 10). Jail sentences of three months and fines of BD100 ($265) could b

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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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