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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Yemen
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

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July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MURDER-DATA-1

"Kuwait has been shaken to its core by the heinous kidnap and murder of 32-year-old mother of two Farah Akbar in the district of Sabah Al-Salem in Kuwait City. Not only were people shocked and outraged that such a cold-blooded crime took place during the holy month of Ramadan, they were infuriated to learn that the man accused of murdering her was someone Farah and her older sister, lawyer Dana Akbar, had previously filed complaints against, however the police did not take them seriously. The result – on April 20, Farah's harasser deliberately hit her car so that she had no escape, forcibly removed her in front of her daughter...more
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CWC-DATA-4

"'Feminists in Kuwait have been paving the way to see this issue in a contextually intersectional way. The murder is not the first murder, unfortunately. There have been several instances of women from tribal backgrounds, from stateless backgrounds, from migrant backgrounds, and from trans and non-binary gendered backgrounds. We hear about these instances of violence on a weekly or even daily basis and our hearts sink with every name'" (Para 13).
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"Dr Dalal Alfares, Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies at Kuwait University, told The New Arab, 'The murdering and killing of women, specifically, is an ongoing systematic process that has been happening for a long time. Kuwaiti society and the state have been wilfully ignorant and turning its back on issues concerning gender-based violence that is directed towards women'" (Para 10). "One of the biggest challenges faced by women in Kuwait today, something which is continually highlighted by social media campaign Lan Asket – a platform where women in Kuwait can speak openly about experiences of abuse and harassment – is getting their complaints taken seriously by the police"...more
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DTCP-PRACTICE-1

"After filing a number of complaints about him to the police, he verbally threatened to kidnap and murder her if she did not drop the case against him, and the police's failure to take action resulted in him carrying out those threats" (Para 5). "A lack of legislation that specifically targets and penalises gender-based violence against women, in addition to the prevalence of laws that enable such abuse – such as a law that allows a male kidnapper to marry their victim, or Article 153 that justifies the murder of a woman by her male family member if she was 'caught by surprise' in the act of adultery, plus a...more
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: UVAW-PRACTICE-1

"This denial that gender-based violence against women is a real issue in Kuwait has been reflected in recent days with public figures in Kuwait responding to 'azaa' al-nisaa' by saying that it isn't a memorial service for all women, but a memorial service for 'all people,' something that Twitter users in the country say equates to saying 'all lives matter,' deflecting from the real issue at hand and dismissing a growing list of victims of femicide" (Para 11).
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"On April 24, women across Kuwait held a digital memorial service, using the hashtag 'azaa' al-nisaa'' or 'the women's memorial service' on social media, where they posted photographs of themselves dressed in black, holding placards with slogans such as 'I am the next victim' as well as a list of the names of other women who have been murdered in Kuwait recently" (Para 7). "'Several people don't want to view this issue as a women's issue and want to depoliticise the collective grief and momentum that's following the murder of Farah Akbar,' explains Dr Alfares" (Para 12).
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MURDER-LAW-1

"A lack of legislation that specifically targets and penalises gender-based violence against women, in addition to the prevalence of laws that enable such abuse – such as a law that allows a male kidnapper to marry their victim, or Article 153 that justifies the murder of a woman by her male family member if she was 'caught by surprise' in the act of adultery, plus a discrepancy between the sentences given to men and women for the same crimes, in which men tend to receive lighter sentences – has allowed men, like the man accused of murdering Farah Akbar, to genuinely believe that they can get away with crimes as...more
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ASR-DATA-1

"Kuwait has been shaken to its core by the heinous kidnap and murder of 32-year-old mother of two Farah Akbar in the district of Sabah Al-Salem in Kuwait City. Not only were people shocked and outraged that such a cold-blooded crime took place during the holy month of Ramadan, they were infuriated to learn that the man accused of murdering her was someone Farah and her older sister, lawyer Dana Akbar, had previously filed complaints against, however the police did not take them seriously" (Para 1) This suggests that there are women lawyers in Kuwait (CLM-CODER COMMENT). "Activists, lawyers, and academics in Kuwait say that the failure to protect women...more
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"So where does Kuwait go from now? In a statement released online by Lan Asket and the Women's Alliance, activists called on the government to take a number of immediate actions. These include the implementation of the Domestic Violence Law, the opening of women's refuges, the creation of a telephone hotline to log women's complaints along with a process for dealing with them, training of police officers to better deal with cases of abuse and harassment against women, and the requirement of the presence of female police officers in such cases" (Para 24-25) This suggests there are currently no laws against domestic violence (CLM-CODER COMMENT).
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"So where does Kuwait go from now? In a statement released online by Lan Asket and the Women's Alliance, activists called on the government to take a number of immediate actions. These include the implementation of the Domestic Violence Law, the opening of women's refuges, the creation of a telephone hotline to log women's complaints along with a process for dealing with them, training of police officers to better deal with cases of abuse and harassment against women, and the requirement of the presence of female police officers in such cases" (Para 24-25) This suggests there are currently no shelters or hotlines for victims of domestic violence (CLM-CODER COMMENT).more
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-1

"Details have emerged that the man accused of Farah's murder had been stalking and harassing her for some time, after he had made a marriage proposal to her family which was rejected on account of Farah already being married" (Para 4).
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DV-DATA-1

"They believe that a social revolution is required, one that will eradicate a culture of shaming women who speak openly about their experiences of gender-based violence and who dare to go to the police to file a complaint against the perpetrator, who in cases may be a male family member" (Para 28).
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MARR-LAW-1, DSFMF-LAW-1

"A lack of legislation that specifically targets and penalises gender-based violence against women, in addition to the prevalence of laws that enable such abuse – such as a law that allows a male kidnapper to marry their victim, or Article 153 that justifies the murder of a woman by her male family member if she was 'caught by surprise' in the act of adultery, plus a discrepancy between the sentences given to men and women for the same crimes, in which men tend to receive lighter sentences – has allowed men, like the man accused of murdering Farah Akbar, to genuinely believe that they can get away with crimes as...more
July 21, 2021, 11:24 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MURDER-PRACTICE-1

"'This was a truthful reflection of our patriarchal nation. I hope we don't confuse this moment with an adopted obliviousness that what goes uncovered in Kuwaiti society is less horrific. In this case the murderer wasn't audacious at all. He was doing what he truly believed was his right to do, to exert all his deadly misogynistic power on a woman until her life is squeezed out of her in front of her children'" (Para 16).
June 25, 2021, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"The Kuwaiti nationality law discriminates against women, preventing them from passing on their nationality to their children and spouses on an equal basis with men[...]"(para 9).
June 25, 2021, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CLCC-LAW-1

"The Kuwaiti nationality law discriminates against women, preventing them from passing on their nationality to their children and spouses on an equal basis with men. This can leave them unable to access state services such as health and education, and gender discrimination in nationality laws is one of the primary causes of statelessness in the region, in addition to causing a number of other human rights violations"(para 1).“'I am a Kuwaiti woman[...]In 1997, my husband became unemployed due to the government’s policy of hiring Kuwaitis rather than foreigners, especially after the Gulf War. He was forced to leave Kuwait, and moved back to Canada.For the next three years I was...more
June 25, 2021, 12:36 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1, AFE-PRACTICE-1

"[...]The Kuwaiti nationality law discriminates against women, preventing them from passing on their nationality to their children and spouses on an equal basis with men. This can leave them unable to access state services such as health and education, and gender discrimination in nationality laws is one of the primary causes of statelessness in the region, in addition to causing a number of other human rights violations"(para 9).
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Comoros, Congo, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

3.0
June 7, 2021, 6:18 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ATC-DATA-3

"Reservations: 1) Article 9, paragraph 2. The Government of Kuwait reserves its right not to implement the provision contained in article 9, paragraph 2, of the Convention, inasmuch as it runs counter to the Kuwaiti Nationality Act, which stipulates that a child's nationality shall be determined by that of his father. 2) Article 16 (f). The Government of the State of Kuwait declares that it does not consider itself bound by the provision contained in article 16 (f) inasmuch as it conflicts with the provisions of the Islamic Shariah , Islam being the official religion of the State. 3) The Government of Kuwait declares that it is not bound by...more
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 100% of births in Kuwait were attended by skilled health personnele" (p5 ).
May 24, 2021, 2:08 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: ISTD-DATA-3

"In 2018, there were .04 new HIV infections per 1,000 uninfected population in Kuwait" (p 45).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Kuwait was 74.1 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Kuwait was 74.1 per 10,000 population" (p 60).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Kuwait was 23.8% (p 68).
May 3, 2021, 6:53 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Abu Othman, like thousands of Kuwaiti men, has struggled to split his time between two wives living in separate homes amid the Gulf state's strict lockdown to combat the coronavirus... Last week, Kuwait announced a nationwide 'total' lockdown until May 30, suspending all but essential private and public sector activities... Those who break the rules, which also include mandatory use of face masks outside the home, can be fined as much as $16,000 and jailed for up to three months. But in response to appeals by scores of polygamists like Abu Othman to ease their restrictions on movement, the Kuwaiti authorities on Sunday introduced electronic permits to men married to...more
May 3, 2021, 6:47 p.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: PW-DATA-1

"Kuwait had one of the highest rates of polygamy in the Gulf between 2010 and 2015, at over eight percent of marriages, according to a study by the Doha International Family Institute" (para 14).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Central African Rep, Colombia, Cuba, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burma/Myanmar, Haiti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, United States, Yemen, Zambia
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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