Women should live free of vi­o­lence, and op­pres­sion – Kuwaiti diplo­mat

Kuwait bound to women’s em­pow­er­ment

Arab Times - - LO­CAL -

NEW YORK, Oct 13, (KUNA): Kuwait be­lieves that every woman and girl, any­where in the world, has the right to live a life free of vi­o­lence and op­pres­sion, a mis­sion rep­re­sen­ta­tive at the United Na­tions said on Thurs­day.

Vi­o­lence and op­pres­sion are grave breaches of hu­man rights, lead­ing to dan­ger­ous reper­cus­sions on their lives and their health, and are an ob­sta­cle to sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment, said Kuwait’s Diplo­matic At­tache.

A stronger po­lit­i­cal will and an in­no­va­tive ap­proach to the elim­i­na­tion of all forms of dis­crim­i­na­tion and vi­o­lence against women and girls ev­ery­where are needed, Saba Al-Fe­haid told the Gen­eral Assem­bly.

She pointed out the re­cent rise in women-led cam­paigns tar­get­ing sev­eral ur­gent is­sues they face glob­ally, such as sex­ual ha­rass­ment and vi­o­lence.

This in­creases the need to shed light on th­ese mat­ters, and how to best re­solve them, said Al-Fe­haid.

Kuwait is com­mit­ted to women’s em­pow­er­ment, which it places on its list of de­vel­op­ment-re­lated pri­or­i­ties, she said, prais­ing the UN’s in­ser­tion of the topic as one of its Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goals.

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