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Omani Petition supporting equal Nationality rights signed by thousands

On 24th August 2020 Salma Al Harrasi thanked on change.org the 2464 signatories of the petition she posted two days earlier under the title “Changes and amendments of rules for the Omani women married to non Omanis & their children”. This petition aims to change current laws in Oman, according to which the children of Omani women are not recognised ...

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A joint Appeal to UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)

OAHR and Equality Now, prepared a joint submission letter to CSW 2020. Equality Now is a non profit organisation, its mission to use the law to protect and promote the human rights of women and girls all over the world. The deadline for the NGO’s submission was the July 31, 2020.The CSW Working Group was established by the Human Rights ...

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Oman FGM study cited in UNFPA Swop Report 2020

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) State of World Population report “Against my will” issued in June 2020 cited the 2014 OAHR Executive Director’s study on female genital mutilation (FGM) in Oman. This study was the only source about FGM in Oman they referenced due to an absence of similar studies and information in this regard. The study was referenced ...

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OAHR participation in FGM report: A Call For A Global Response

OAHR participated in the international report A call For A Global Response to end Female Genital Mutilation/C. The joint report was prepared by a group of women’s rights international organizations such as Equality Now, which is an international human rights organization using the law to protect and promote the rights of women & girls since 1992 and is the International ...

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OAHR Launches Mother Land Campaign

OAHR is pleased to announce the launch of the Mother Land campaign on June 20, which coincides with World Refugee Day, to raise awareness about the right of Omani women married to non-Omanis to pass their nationality to their children.

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OAHR participate in EU parliament meeting to say ‘NO’ to FGM

The Omani Association for Human Rights (OAHR) participated in a meeting in Brussels, Belgian from 3 to 4 February 2020. This meeting was organised by END FGM EU Network which consists of thirty European organisations uniting to end Female Genital Mutilation in Europe and beyond including Terre Des Femmes (TDF) . TDF is a German non-profit women’s organisation based in ...

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URG Publish it’s report on Women’s Rights

The Universal Rights Group, it is an independent, human rights research center based in Geneva. Published on March 2019 its report on women’s rights. The regional workshop on ‘lifting religion-based reservations to the core international human rights conventions as a means of strengthening women’s rights at national level, and the role of women’s rights advocacy groups in that regard.’ was ...

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Basma AlKiyumi: I write in defence of my right!

An article was published on 22 January 2019, at an Omani electronic magazine called “Al Falaq”. written in Arabic by Basma Al Kiyumi; an Omani lawyer, human rights defender and a writer. The article entitled “I write in defence of my right!”, in which she explained the extent of discrimination and harassment she is subjected to in her work, especially ...

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ِFGM study in Oman shows high prevalence all over the Country

According to a study from Oman, female genital mutilation constitutes a widespread phenomenon in Oman in all age groups, and among women from all regional and educational backgrounds. Out of 100 women questioned 78 stated to be “circumcised” (they were asekd if had undergone “khatana al banat”). The human rights activist and statistician Habiba Al Hinai conducted the study “Female ...

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