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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).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters do not have equal inheritance rights in Kuwait (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in Kuwait can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (103). A woman in Kuwait can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of Kuwait does not provide for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Kuwait of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (103). Parents in Kuwait are not able to work flexibly (103). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (SLE-CODER COMMENT).more
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in Kuwait are not legally required to obey their husbands (103). In Kuwait, the original owner of any property legally administers it in marriage (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is no legislation on sexual harassment in education in Kuwait (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is no legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in Kuwait, neither are there aggravated penalties for crimes committed against a spouse or family member (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in Kuwait cannot work the same night hours as men. Women cannot work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men (103). 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: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 28% of the total labor force in Kuwait (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

Discrimination based on marital status is not prohibited in access to credit in Kuwait (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses do not have equal inheritance rights in Kuwait (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in Kuwait cannot legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women cannot work the same night hours as men. Women are not able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are not able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women cannot work in the same industries as men (103). 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: ATFPA-LAW-1

In Kuwait, there is no legislation designating who may hold head of household status (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in Kuwait cannot legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCW-PRACTICE-1

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in Kuwait is free and compulsory (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in Kuwait can legally register a business, sign a contract, and open a bank account in the same way as a man (103). Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (103). Discrimination based on gender is not prohibited in access to credit in Kuwait, and neither is discrimination based on marital status (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony does not carry the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

A woman in Kuwait can legally travel outside the country, but she may not travel outside her own home in the same way as a man (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman can legally apply for a national ID card in the same way as a man. A woman in Kuwait can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

Kuwait law does not mandate nondiscrimination based on gender in employment and the dismissal of pregnant workers in Kuwait is not prohibited. There is no legislation on sexual harassment in employment or in education. There are no criminal penalties or civil remedies for sexual harassment in employment (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-5

Kuwait law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are not able to work in the same industries as men in Kuwait (103).
April 18, 2019, 5:09 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is no paid maternity leave available to women in Kuwait of at least 14 weeks. Women receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. The government pays for 0% of maternity leave benefits. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are not guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are not tax deductible (103).
April 11, 2019, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The youngest girl to go through domestic violence in Kuwait is 14 years old, and she tried to commit suicide due to abuses she endured at the hands of the father” (para 3).
April 11, 2019, 2:04 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The Philippines suspended sending workers to Kuwait on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte said abuse by employers there had driven several domestic helpers to suicide” (para 1).
April 11, 2019, 1:59 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“Numerous cases of sexual abuse and suicide, as well as unexplained disappearances of domestic workers, have been coming out of Kuwait and other Gulf state for several years, with Filipina women particularly at risk” (para 6).
April 9, 2019, 9:17 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SUICIDE-PRACTICE-1

“The Philippines suspended sending workers to Kuwait on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte said abuse by employers there had driven several domestic helpers to suicide...Duterte, who is hugely popular among the Filipino diaspora, said on Thursday the Philippines had ‘lost four women’ in Kuwait, referring to domestic helpers he said had been abused and committed suicide” (para 1-5).