KUWAIT CITY, March 23: According to civil society activists, there are roughly 1,100 domestic violence instances reported in the nation each year in all of its psychological, physical, and sexual manifestations. They have emphasized the necessity to construct shelters for women who have been victims of abuse.
The fifth dialogue session of the Arab Media Forum was sponsored by the “Raqi” Club for Culture and Media Support, which also welcomed Ghada Al-Ghanim, the secretary-general of the Women’s Social and Cultural Association.
Ruqaya Al-Sheikh, the club’s president, welcomed the organization and lauded its contributions to advancing women’s standing, defending them, and enhancing their roles since the 1960s.
She emphasized that women’s roles are crucial for society as a whole in order to realize the principles of sustainable development, which begin with women’s understanding of themselves and their social roles as well as by encouraging men to value women and support women’s empowerment.
Al-Ghanim spoke about the “My Warqati” project, which has four work axes and was started two years ago by four female lawyers.
The project conducted a referendum to determine the most prevalent problems faced by women, came to recommendations, and ultimately resulted in the issuance of a law in this area.
Al-Ghanim was called to the planning of a full-day workshop to choose a group of the most significant proposals that were presented to the UN on Women’s Day.
One of the most significant recommendations is the creation of shelters for women who have experienced all forms of violence.
Although local shelters need to be renovated, attorney Azraa Al-Rifai emphasized the significance of making recommendations to support the family, creating specific courts for it, battling domestic abuse, and trying to find shelters for kids in the event of disagreements or separation between spouses.
Source Arabtimes Kuwait