UNITE! Activism to End Violence against Women and Girls

Kuwait adopted a Law on Protection from Domestic Violence, which is already a great step. However, EU experience shows that eradication of this criminal, brutal form of discrimination and violation of women’s fundamental rights is not an easy task.
The EU Delegation every year joins efforts with 16 EU Member States Embassies, United Nations and the embassies of like-minded countries to raise awareness and support the 16-days of Activism Against GBV campaign. This year, the EU Delegation will advocate against GBV on our social media accounts.

In addition, we believe that the end of GBV must not only come from legislation and policy efforts, but also from education and mentality change, where women are seen on an equal basis as men and are respected as agents of change in the society.
For this purpose, we will soon launch a competition in partnership with Kuwait University’s College of Social Sciences where students will propose policy recommendations aiming at enhancing the role of women in environmental policies in Kuwait.

Together with human rights, freedom and democracy, gender equality represents one of the core values that make the European Union what it is. Achieving full equal rights and legal protection for women and girls is essential in order to prevent GBV.

H.E. Aliya Mawani
Ambassador of Canada

H.E. Melissa Kelly
Ambassador of Australia

H.E. Belinda Lewis
British Ambassador to Kuwait

Mazen AboulHosn
Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM)

H.E. Haja Ishata Thomas
Ambassador of Sierra Leone

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