The Committee congratulates the State party for its accession to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in June 2002. The Committee welcomes the combined initial and second periodic reports of the State party which was well structured, and generally complied with the Committee’s guidelines for preparation of initial reports, but noted that it lacked references to the Committee’ general recommendations. It also notes with appreciation the State party’s submission of additional information containing new data and statistics, as well as the written replies to the list of issues and
questions raised by the pre-session working group which together provided further insights into the real situation of women in Bahrain and concrete information on implementation of the Convention.
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