Solv­ing ‘prob­lems’ of women in ru­ral ar­eas

Kuwait at­tends UN meet­ing

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

NEW YORK, March 14, (KUNA): Kuwait is tak­ing part in the 62nd ses­sion of the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly Com­mis­sion on the Sta­tus of Women (CSW), which be­gan March 12 and con­tin­ues un­til the 23rd.

The meet­ings will dis­cuss re­solv­ing is­sues fac­ing women and en­abling them to take part in de­ci­sion mak­ing, fatwa depart­ment co­or­di­na­tor at Kuwait’s Women’s Af­fairs Com­mit­tee at the Cab­i­net con­sul­tant Huda Al-Shaiji told KUNA on Wed­nes­day.

They will also dis­cuss im­prov­ing the liv­ing, work­ing and fi­nan­cial sta­tus of women liv­ing in ru­ral ar­eas, she said. She noted that UN mem­ber-coun­tries in­clud­ing Kuwait have adopted en­abling women to play a big role in all sec­tors as part of the UN Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Goals (SDGs) 2030.

Mean­while, Al-Shaiji said that Kuwaiti women are work­ing in dif­fer­ent se­nior po­si­tions such as min­is­ters, am­bas­sadors, del­e­gates and MPs. They also play im­por­tant roles in mak­ing key de­ci­sions in the coun­try. CSW is a global in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal body ded­i­cated to pro­mot­ing gen­der equal­ity and em­pow­er­ing women. CSW is un­der the Eco­nomic and So­cial Coun­cil (ECOSOC) and was es­tab­lished in June 1946.

Mean­while, Min­is­ter of In­dus­try and Com­merce, and Min­is­ter of State for Youth Af­fairs Khaled Al-Roud­han an­nounced on Tues­day the win­ners of the Kuwait Award for Ex­cel­lence and Cre­ativ­ity. This co­in­cides with the cel­e­bra­tions of Kuwait Youth Day, which falls on March 13 every year, for the third year in a row.

In a press state­ment to­day, the min­is­ter said the win­ners’ list in­cludes Ali Al-Ju­fairi, Mariam Al-Eissa, Ahmad Maarafie, Je­nan Al-She­hab and Ahmad Al-Aloush as well as Hala Al-Eissa, Bader Al-Shatti, Ab­du­laziz Al-Rashed, Mona Zayed and Ahmad Mo­ham­mad.

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