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Sept. 19, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait, Oman
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2016 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 1 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait, Tajikistan
Variables: SUICIDE-DATA-1

According to the 2017 WHO statistical report, the suicide mortality rate is 4 (per 100,000).
Sept. 18, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Iceland, Kuwait
Variables: BR-DATA-1

According to the WHO 2017 statistical report, the adoescent birth rate (per 1000 women aged 15-19 years) was 7.1 based on data from 2005-2014.
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IAW-LAW-2

Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LDS-PRACTICE-2

"Female domestic workers were particularly vulnerable to sexual abuse" (33). "Domestic workers were at particular risk of discrimination or abuse due to the isolated home environment in which they worked" (34). "Some domestic workers did not have the ability to remove themselves from an unhealthy or unsafe situation without endangering their employment. There were reports of domestic workers’ committing or attempting to commit suicide due to desperation over abuse, including sexual violence, or poor working conditions. Several embassies with large domestic worker populations in the country have met with varying degrees of success in pressing the government to prosecute serious cases of domestic worker abuse. One embassy stated that it...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"Domestic violence against women remained persistent" (1).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law does not specifically prohibit domestic violence, but in some instances courts try such cases as assault. A victim of domestic violence may file a complaint with police requesting formal charges be brought against the alleged abuser" (23).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The government may deny a citizenship application by a bidoon resident based on security or criminal violations committed by the individual’s family members. Additionally, if a person loses citizenship, all family members whose status derives from that person also lose their citizenship and all associated rights" (8-9). "According to the law, children derive citizenship solely from the father; children born to citizen mothers and nonnational fathers do not inherit citizenship. Female citizens may sponsor their nonnational children (regardless of age) and husbands for residency permits, and they may petition for naturalization for their children if the mother becomes divorced or widowed from a noncitizen husband" (16). "Female citizens are unable...more
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"Although officials did not report any honor killings during the year, there were familial attacks by male family members on female family members that fit the category of potential honor killings" (24). "Media reported in November that a bidoon man stabbed his sister three times because he was upset she “was planning to stay alone in an apartment.” A local contact reported that in December family members raped, beat, and sexually assaulted a noncitizen woman for converting to Christianity from Islam" (24).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

"Inheritance is also governed by sharia, which varies according to the specific school of Islamic jurisprudence. In the absence of a direct male heir, a Shia woman may inherit all property, while a Sunni woman inherits only a portion, with the balance divided among brothers, uncles, and male cousins of the deceased" (25).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"The information and means to make decisions, as well as skilled attendance during prenatal care, essential obstetric care, childbirth, and postpartum care were freely available" (24).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"Nonetheless, human rights groups characterized sexual harassment against women in the workplace as a pervasive and unreported problem" (24). "Women experienced discrimination in the workplace" (25).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1

"When reported, police arrested and prosecuted alleged rapists in some but not all cases. In September the higher courts revoked a life sentence on a citizen for raping a Filipina woman and instead sentenced him to death. Authorities did not effectively enforce laws against rape" (23). "The government prosecuted cases of sexual assault" (24).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"The legal marriage age is 17 for men and 15 for women, but girls continued to marry at a younger age in some tribal groups" (27).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"Although the government did not make public all the findings of its investigations or all punishments it imposed, it convicted a police officer in June for beating a female noncitizen" (2). "Cells held four to six persons, and inmates reportedly lived in moderately overcrowded conditions, although most overcrowding was at the women’s prison. There were separate facilities for men and women..." (3). "Media reported sexual assaults by police officers throughout the year, usually against nonnational women" (5).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"The Ministry of Justice estimated underage marriages constituted 2 to 3 percent of all marriages in 2013" (27).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

"Sharia (Islamic law) courts have jurisdiction over personal status and family law cases for Sunni and Shia Muslims. Sharia, as implemented in the country, discriminates against women in judicial proceedings, freedom of movement, marriage, child custody, and inheritance...Secular courts allow any person to testify and consider male and female testimony equally, but in sharia courts the testimony of one man equals that of two women." (25).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Restrictions on freedom of speech also applied to the media. Discussions of specific social topics, such as the role of women in society and sex, sometimes were self-censored" (10).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"There were reports some police stations did not take seriously charges by complainants, especially foreigners, and victims of rape and domestic violence" (4). "Victims, however, did not report most domestic abuse cases, especially outside the capital. In July the government established two hotlines for reporting of domestic violence. The hotlines are operational only during the day and trained counselors do not respond to the calls. In some cases hospitals denied treatment for victims of sexual assault who had not reported the case to the police first" (23).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: PRN-PRACTICE-1

"The organization noted the government’s filtering of the internet to block pornography primarily" (12).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: VOTE-PRACTICE-1

"Although they gained the right to vote in 2005, women faced cultural and social barriers to political participation. For example, some tribal leaders excluded women from tribal primaries" (19-20).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5

"A woman may petition for divorce based on injury from abuse, but the law does not provide a clear legal standard regarding what constitutes injury. Additionally, a woman must provide at least two male witnesses (or a male witness and two female witnesses) to attest to the injury" (23).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

"A non-Muslim woman who fails to convert is also ineligible for naturalization as a citizen and cannot inherit her husband’s property unless specified as a beneficiary in his will" (25).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LBHO-LAW-1

"While no legal provisions prohibit women from appointment as judges and public prosecutors, the only path to those positions is through work in the prosecutor’s office. As of December 15, the government did not allow additional women to apply to prosecutor positions" (6).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CONST-LAW-1

"The law prohibits discrimination based on race, origin, disability, or language. The government did not consistently enforce laws against discrimination, and a number of laws and regulations discriminated against women, bidoon, noncitizens, and foreign workers" (22).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-DATA-1

"The media reported hundreds of rape cases, but government statistics were unavailable" (23).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-2

"There were reports some police stations did not take seriously charges by complainants, especially foreigners, and victims of rape and domestic violence" (4). "Social stigma associated with publicly acknowledging rape likely resulted in underreporting because of reluctance by women to report the crime" (23).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, sex, gender, and disability" (34).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"{The law} prohibits women from working in 'dangerous industries' and in trades 'harmful' to health" (34).
Sept. 4, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Rape carries a maximum penalty of death, which the courts occasionally imposed for the crime" (23). "The government prosecuted cases of sexual assault. Perpetrators faced fines and imprisonment" (24).