On the occasion of Arab Women's Day, the Arab League on Sunday honoured several leading Arab women for their contributions to women's affairs in the region, including Kuwait's Sheikha Latifa Al-Fahad Al-Salem Al-Sabah.
Commenting on the decision to award Sheikha Latifa, the Arab League women, family and children's department head Inas Makkawi said that this was a result of the Kuwaiti Women's Affairs Committee chief's "supportive role of Arab women" on the regional and international spectrums.
Sheikha Latifa chaired the International Women's Forum, supported the Arab Women's Committee and the Arab strategy on delinquency amongst youth and has contributed to Kuwait's upcoming hosting of the International Forum of Women Leaders from South America and Arab countries in 2017, Makkawi told KUNA.
For her part, the Kuwait Women's Affairs Committee General Coordinator Badriya Al-Khaldi agreed that the award caomes in regards to the "huge support" extended by Sheikha Latifa on various matters related to women.
Al-Khaldi also hailed the honouring as a sign of Kuwait's leading role on matters which require mutual efforts, particularly in relation to women. Sheikha Latifa has helped many Arab women gain numerous rights and reach new heights, she added.