Solving ‘problems’ of women in rural areas
Kuwait attends UN meeting
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.