excerpt from http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4229337.stm
With a majority of Shia Muslims, religion is potentially a very divisive issue in Bahrain.
At almost 70% of the population, Shias on the whole suffer more deprivation than Sunni Muslims, who make up the elite - including the ruling family.
The national unemployment rate is 16% - one of the highest in the Gulf - but among Shias it is almost double that.
Fatma is a student at a religious seminary and works part-time in a hairdressing salon to fund her studies and help her family.
She feels the government should have paid for her university place, especially as the country prides itself on having an unusually high number of graduates.
"Unemployment is a big problem in Bahrain and is a big shame as it's known as the land of the knowledgeable."
It's an issue that Ghazi, another young Shia, feels very strongly about.
He thinks that there is deliberate discrimination against the Shias in Bahrain, something that has led to numerous protests, some of which turned violent in the last few years.