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Kuwaiti women have made significant achievements: Sheikha Latifa
March 12, 2016, 1:28 pm

Chairperson of the Cabinet-affiliated Women Affairs Committee Sheikha Latifa Al-Fahad Al-Salem Al-Sabah has expressed satisfaction for Kuwait's ranking first at the Arab level for gender equality affirming that the country has made great achievements in women empowerment, boosting their role in sustainable development as well as attaining rights.

Sheikha Latifa, in a statement upon her departure to New York where she would head the Kuwaiti delegation taking part in the 60th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, said Kuwaiti women boast of the great accomplishments, attained over the past 20 years, thus putting Kuwait on top at the Arab level with regard of gender equality, according to the report of the Global Economic Forum 2015.

The commission chair said she would present to the UN committee with a report about the Kuwaiti Government implementation of the Beijing declaration on women empowerment, measures that have been taken against indiscrimination and violence, assuming senior and decision-making posts and executing development schemes.

Nonetheless, the Kuwaiti woman aspires to make more gains to enhance further her social status, Sheikha Latifa said, revealing that the delegation would urge the international community to adopt a more serious stance toward anti-women violence in many turbulent countries, namely Palestine where they continuously suffer under Israeli occupation.

The Kuwaiti delegation will also seek to implement the Kuwaiti initiative, presented during the 58th session, stipulating dispatch of women delegations to troubled regions in the Arab world and help women there in face of violence, killing and displacement.

She added that she would address the session about the State of Kuwait aid to stricken countries. 

Source: KUNA

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