Country Bahrain
Year 2016
Type of Measure Justice > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

Establishment of a specialized prosecution for the family and children was a measure taken by the Kingdom of Bahrain to ensure equality in access to justice. Pursuant to the decision of the Attorney General No. (1) of 2016 - headed by a woman with the rank of judge - it is the prosecutor concerned with taking the necessary measures to provide protection if the woman was subjected to violence, to intervene quickly to stop such violence, provide psychological, social and legal support to the victim and to take the necessary measures to punish the offender while providing a safe environment for them.

Source of Information

Bahrain's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.16