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March 11, 2015 at 10:38

Seminar on legal status of women in Kuwait

Seminar on legal status of women in Kuwait




Kuwait: What laws in Kuwait discriminate against women and what challenges or career obstacles do Kuwaiti women face? These questions were raised in a seminar organized on Monday at the American University of Kuwait (AUK). Suha Al-Oudah, a lawyer and member of the Defending Committee of Women’s Issues in Kuwait (DCWIK) discussed the legal status of women in Kuwait. “There’s a lot of laws in Kuwait that discriminate against women, such as Article 153 of Penal Law which states that whoever finds his wife, daughter, mother or sister with a man in an adulterous relationship, and if he kills her right away, or kills her partner is sentenced for no more than three years jail term or is fined with KD 225 or either of these two punishments,” said Oudah who has participated in events to combat violence against women, sexual harassment, and working women’s rights.

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