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Feb. 14, 2019, 7:38 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MURDER-DATA-4

According to calculations based off of data collected from the WHO mortality database, the femicie rate for 15-44 year olds in 2010 was 0.24 per 100,000 female (15-44 age) population. There were 2 incidents of femicide (15-44 year old victims) and female (15-44 aged) population was reported as 840,632 in that year.
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"3.1% of seats in the lower/single house of Kuwait (2 out of 65 total seats) are held by women"
Feb. 5, 2019, 6:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"6.7% of ministerial positions in Kuwait (1 out of 15 total positions) are held by women"
Jan. 31, 2019, 8:14 p.m.
Countries: Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Kuwait, Malta, Mexico, Peru, Tajikistan, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Ecuador, Fiji, Greece, Israel, Italy, Kuwait, Macedonia, Mexico, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-2

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Jan. 31, 2019, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-2

According to the World Health Organization, the total number of suicides for women ages 15-54 in 2002 was 11. Based on population numbers for this age group in this year from the US Census Bureau's International Database, this translates to a suicide rate of 2.04 per 100,000 for women ages 15-54 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"The requirement for Sunni Muslim women to have a male guardian ('wali') to enter a marriage contract, and of Shia Muslim women to have a Muslim man witness their marriage" (pg. 13).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

"Only girls take part in instruction on family life, which will lead to the perpetuation of stereotypes with regard to women’s roles" (pg. 9).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"The Committee notes the adoption in 2015 of a law to protect the right of married women to apply for bank loans in their own name. However, it is concerned that the public social assistance system, established in accordance with Act No. 12 of 2011, on social security assistance, discriminates with regard to the identification of beneficiaries. The Committee is also concerned that women are not entitled to the same social security benefits as men upon the death of the spouse" (pg. 12).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1

"The achievement of gender equality in all stages of education, in the context of the Millennium Development Goals, before 2015 and ranking first place globally in terms of closing the gender gap with respect to access to education" (pg. 2). "According to the administrative instructions of the Ministry of Education, married women and girls are automatically removed from mainstream education into evening schools, which has an adverse impact on their retention in and access to high-quality education" (pg. 9). " Only girls take part in instruction on family life, which will lead to the perpetuation of stereotypes with regard to women’s roles" (pg. 9).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

Gender bias on the part of police officers who discourage women from filing complaints about domestic and sexual violence and the lack of trust that women have in public authorities and in the effectiveness of the protection provided by them (pg. 7). "The commitee is particularly concerned about the social stigma faced by women who are victims of rape" (pg. 7).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"The Committee is particularly concerned about the absence of legislation criminalizing all forms of gender-based violence against women, such as kidnapping, marital rape and sexual harassment" (pg. 7).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1

"The elevated burden of proof on victims of domestic violence to establish an offence and seek a remedy; the limited legal capacity and weight attributed to women’s testimony in judicial proceedings; the mandatory application of mediation procedures that aim at reconciliation rather than prosecution of perpetrators in domestic violence cases; and the provision of legal representation only to the person accused but not to the victim of gender-based violence" (pg. 7). "The lack of confidentiality in reporting domestic violence, the lack of victim and witness protection and the lenient sentencing policy in cases of gender-based violence" (pg. 7).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: TRAFF-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee welcomes the legal and institutional measures taken by the State party to counter trafficking in persons, including efforts to investigate cases and prosecute perpetrators. However, it is concerned about the low number of prosecutions, convictions and sentences imposed under Act No. 91 (2013) on trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants" (pg. 8).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"The Committee is particularly concerned about the right assigned to men to marry up to four wives simultaneously and without the consent or the knowledge of his first wife or wives" (pg. 4).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

"The Committee welcomes the efforts undertaken by the State party to include women-specific indicators in its national development plan for the period 2015–2020, but notes with concern that the plan fails to envisage the full participation and leadership of women in public life in positions equal to men" (pg. 5).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Provisions in the Criminal Code, including the reduction of sentences for men who kill a woman in the name of so-called honour" (pg. 4). "The Committee is also concerned about the persistence of harmful practices in the State party, and regrets the limited efforts being made to eliminate child and/or forced marriage and killings in the name of so-called honour" (pg. 6).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its concern about the absence of a definition of direct and indirect discrimination against women, in accordance with article 1 of the Convention, in the State party’s legislation" (pg. 3). "The Committee notes with concern that sex and gender are not included among the prohibited grounds for discrimination under article 29 of the Constitution" (pg. 3)
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

Article 23 of the Private Sector Labour Act (No. 6 of 2010), which prohibits women from carrying out any employment at night or that is considered “dangerous, hard or harmful to health” (pg. 4). "Discriminatory legal provisions, including article 23 of the Private Sector Labour Act, which prohibits women from being employed in the evening or in any employment that is considered “dangerous, hard or harmful to health”, thus preventing women from enjoying and exercising their human rights and fundamental freedoms in the economic field and excluding them from certain more highly paid jobs, including in the petroleum sector" (pg. 10). "The de facto exclusion of women from employment in...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The elevated burden of proof on victims of domestic violence to establish an offence and seek a remedy; the limited legal capacity and weight attributed to women’s testimony in judicial proceedings; the mandatory application of mediation procedures that aim at reconciliation rather than prosecution of perpetrators in domestic violence cases; and the provision of legal representation only to the person accused but not to the victim of gender-based violence" (pg. 7). "The lack of appropriate services and assistance that are easily accessible to women and girls who are victims of gender-based violence, including fully equipped and staffed shelters and round-the-clock hotlines for reporting cases" (pg. 7). "Gender bias on the...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee is particularly concerned about the legalization of child marriage" (pg. 3). "The Committee is particularly concerned about the non-imposition of criminal charges against a kidnapper and rapist who marries his victim with the consent of her guardian" (pg. 4). "The Committee is also concerned about the persistence of harmful practices in the State party, and regrets the limited efforts being made to eliminate child and/or forced marriage and killings in the name of so-called honour" (pg. 6). "Exceptions to the prohibition of child marriage, given that the legal age of marriage remains 15 years for girls" (pg. 13).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: WR-PRACTICE-2

"The establishment of a housing fund to support certain groups of women (widows, divorcees, unmarried women and women married to non-Kuwaiti citizens)" (pg. 2).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1

"The Committee reiterates its concern about the limited institutional capacity of the national machinery for the advancement of women, and regrets the lack of participation by women in the Women’s Affairs Committee, in which only one of the five participating parliamentarians is a woman" (pg. 5). "The Committee welcomes the fact that some positive measures have been put in place to realize the rights of women, mainly by increasing their representation in the judiciary and the executive. However, it is concerned about the absence of clarity and the lack of temporary special measures, including statutory quotas, in various areas for the advancement of substantive equality of women and men in...more
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"The Committee is also concerned that women are not entitled to the same social security benefits as men upon the death of the spouse" (pg. 12).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"The Committee is concerned that the State party maintains its reservations to articles 9 (2) and 16 (1) (f) of the Convention. It regrets the lack of information provided by the State party on the effect of those reservations on the implementation of the provisions of the Convention and on the situation of women in Kuwait. The Committee notes that the State party’s reservation to article 16 (1) (f) is incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention" (pg. 2).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"The Committee notes the State party’s efforts to train members of the judiciary in women’s rights and in combating trafficking in persons" (pg. 3).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-3

The Committee is particularly concerned about the non-imposition of criminal charges against a kidnapper and rapist who marries his victim with the consent of her guardian (pg. 4). "The fact that a kidnapper and rapist who marries his victim with the consent of her guardian is exempted from criminal charges" (pg. 7).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Committee welcomes the fact that the State party has granted nationality to some children of Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaiti men and some members of the bidun community" (pg 9).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-5

"The extension of the mandate of the Protection of Public Morals and Anti Trafficking Department under the Ministry of the Interior to cases relating to sexual exploitation, bondage and bondage-like practices, in 2014" (pg. 2). "The establishment of a housing fund to support certain groups of women (widows, divorcees, unmarried women and women married to non-Kuwaiti citizens)" (pg. 2).
Jan. 29, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Article 23 of the Private Sector Labour Act (No. 6 of 2010), which prohibits women from carrying out any employment at night or that is considered “dangerous, hard or harmful to health” (pg. 4).