108 violence against children cases in 2015
Kuwait: Chairperson of the Pediatrics Department Council Dr Muna Al-Khawari said 108 cases of violence against children were registered in 2015, which is a 60 percent increase from previous years. She said that the number of cases registered form 2010 to 2015 were 299, 154 of which were of physical abuse, 111 negligence and 25 cases of sexual abuse.
Meanwhile, Assistant Undersecretary for Legal Affairs at the Health Ministry Dr Mahmoud Al-Abdelhadi said the Fourth Regional Conference against violence against children will be held from April 18 to 20 under the patronage of Health Minister Dr Ali Al-Obaidi.
He said the conference is unique and will discuss social and health topics that are of interest to all Kuwaiti society groups, be they doctors, psychologists as well as education and Interior Ministry officials and others due to the importance of the topic, as the child is considered the “nucleus” of the society. — Al-Rai
Source: Kuwait Times [Link]