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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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