This video says about itself:
7 March 2013
Since February 14th 2011, Bahrain has been experiencing a massive popular uprising in which large numbers of women from different socio-economic, political and religious backgrounds have taken to the streets to demand greater rights, freedom and democracy.
They were first met with a brutal crackdown from the Interior Ministry and Bahrain Defence Force which left seven dead and scores injured. In the light of international media frenzy, diplomatic condemnations and rising public anger, the government’s armed personnel were withdrawn to allow the public a free space in which to express their discontent and demands. It is here that aspirations for the future of Bahrain are being formulated into a plan, and it is here that tens of thousands of Bahraini women with demands for a more democratic and more just future are staking their claim.
Families of some inmates at Jaw Prison in Bahrain have been allowed no contact with them since unrest broke out there on March 10, 2015. Authorities should immediately allow all prisoners to make phone calls to their families and resume scheduled visits: here.
Women’s human rights defenders under threat – podcast. Defenders of women’s human rights around the world are facing systematic targeting. Liz Ford investigates … Maryam Abdulhadi al-Khawaja, co-director of the Gulf Centre for Human Rights, looks at the situation for women in Bahrain: here.