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June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-LAW-4

"The penal code allows for a rapist to elude punishment on the condition that he marry his victim and her guardian consents that the perpetrator not be punished" (p. 20).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-LAW-1, LRW-LAW-2

"Rape carries a maximum penalty of death, which the courts occasionally imposed for the crime" (p. 20).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"A non-Muslim woman who does not convert to the religion of her husband is also ineligible for naturalization as a citizen and cannot inherit her husband’s property unless specified as a beneficiary in his will" (p. 21).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-LAW-1

"Women gained the right to vote in 2005" (p. 17).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"Citizenship derives entirely from the father; children born to citizen mothers and noncitizen fathers do not inherit citizenship unless the mother is divorced or widowed from the noncitizen father and may then facilitate the child’s application for citizenship" (p. 22).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"A woman may petition for divorce based on injury from spousal abuse, but the law does not provide a clear legal standard regarding what constitutes injury" (p. 20).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DSFMF-LAW-1

"The law states that a man who sees his wife, daughter, mother, or sister in the “act of adultery” and immediately kills her or the man with whom she is committing adultery faces a maximum punishment of three years’ imprisonment and a fine of 225 dinars ($743)" (p. 20).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-DATA-2

"Women voted at a higher rate than men, having registered at 52.4 percent versus 47.6 percent" (p. 17).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to government statistics submitted to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women meeting in Geneva in November, women represented… a total female workforce participation rate of 56 percent" (p. 30).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CUST-LAW-1

"In the event of a divorce, the law grants the father or his family sole custody of children of non-Muslim women who do not convert" (p. 21).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"There were reports alleging that some police stations did not take seriously reports by both citizens and noncitizens of rape and domestic violence" (p. 20).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"Women were granted the right to vote and run for office in 2005" (p. 17).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education for citizens is free through the university level and compulsory through the secondary level. Education is neither free nor compulsory for noncitizens" (p. 22).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal marriage age is 17 for boys and 15 for girls, but girls continued to marry at a younger age in some tribal groups" (p. 22).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-LAW-3

"A woman must provide at least two male witnesses (or a male witness and two female witnesses) to attest to such injury" (p. 20).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2, DV-LAW-1

"Spousal rape and domestic violence are not considered crimes" (p. 20).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"There were no known shelters specifically for victims of domestic violence" (p. 20).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"A non-Muslim woman who does not convert to the religion of her husband is also ineligible for naturalization as a citizen" (p. 21).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"There are no laws specific to child pornography, because all pornography is illegal" (p. 23).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: FSCB-PRACTICE-1

"There were no reports of coerced abortion, involuntary sterilization, or other coercive population control methods" (p. 21).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"The government does not publish statistics on violence against women. During the year a Kuwait University study found that 40 percent of married women were victims of domestic violence" (p. 20).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"In the 2016 elections, 15 women filed candidate applications. One candidate withdrew resulting in 14 women standing for election with one woman successfully winning a seat… there is currently only one elected woman and two appointed women cabinet members in the country’s 65-seat parliament of which 15 seats are held ex-officio for cabinet members" (p. 17).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2, IIP-LAW-2

"No specific law addresses sexual harassment, but the law criminalizes 'encroachment on honor,' which encompasses everything from touching a woman against her will to rape, and police strictly enforced this law. The government deployed female police officers specifically to combat sexual harassment in shopping malls and other public spaces. Perpetrators of sexual harassment and assault faced fines and imprisonment" (p. 20 - 21).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IIP-LAW-1

"The law requires segregation by gender of classes at all universities and secondary schools, although it was not always enforced" (p. 22).
June 25, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"The 1984 Kuwaiti Family Law Code prohibits marriage between Muslim women and non-Muslim men. The law does not require a non-Muslim woman to convert to Islam to marry a Muslim man, but many non-Muslim women faced strong economic and societal pressure to convert" (p. 21).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Rep, China, Cote D'Ivoire, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mongolia, Niger, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Syria, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

3.0
May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

2.0
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Cameroon, Chad, China, D R Congo, Egypt, Ireland, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palestine, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Uganda, Ukraine
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

1.0
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

Kuwait law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. There is no legislation on mandatory retirement ages or the ages at which men and women can retire with full and partial pension benefits (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of Kuwait does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (103).