2021 is the 2nd year we have collaborated together with the aim to raise awareness on the importance of ending violence against women and girls in the region.
It is a global movement organized by United Nations, which takes place annually in the period between November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and December 10 - Human Rights Day across the world.
The campaign aims to raise awareness around the world on the importance of ending violence against women and girls and to encourage people to take actions towards securing the safety and rights of women and girls all over the world.
The colour orange was chosen to symbolize a brighter future without violence.
Soroptimist Kuwait is a local Civil Society Organization with an international affiliation with Soroptimist International Europe (SIE). The Club was chartered by SIE on October 23, 2015 and was recognized by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor in August 2016 (86/A الرقم الوزاري)
Soroptimist Kuwait is a group of professional women who seek societal growth and development. Women in Kuwait, as they have always been, are keen to support and empower other women and their families at all levels. They have been pillars of social stability and cultural development throughout our history.
Despite the obstacles Kuwaiti women faced in the 20th century, they managed to take the lead regionally and attain considerable positions, going beyond winning the right to vote and the right to run for parliamentary elections. Economic, cultural and social rights for women were stipulated in the State's Constitution and Kuwaiti women made sure those rights were implemented.
It is a social platform under Soroptimist Kuwait.
They aspire for a future Kuwait that is free from discrimination and violence against women and girls.
- Raise awareness about challenging discrimination and violence against women and girls in Kuwait.
- Advocate for the repeal of discriminatory laws and regulations.
- Demand the implementation of adequate protection measures against violence.
Together, we can stand with her.
2021 theme is a celebration of men's participation in ending violence against women.
Fostering male leadership and dismantling harmful social norms.
Look out for buildings in Kuwait turning it's lights orange!
In both the growing and the developed world, men display significant strength over many elements of women's lives. Inside the public arena and in various positions, men layout and enforce regulations which may or may not serve women's priorities and needs. Within the non-public sphere, as husbands and fathers, men can impact the monetary and social progress of women.
Ignoring men within the rollout and implementation of gender-orientated regulations might worsen present imbalances.
There is significant growth in Kuwait* :
Government sector increased from 15 % to 18% and Private sector from 18% to 20%.
There are 8 female judges and 3 female prosecutors at the moment.
* Civil Service Commision data - July, 2021
In 2016, the OECD estimated that gender-based discrimination in laws and social norms costs the MENA region $575 billion a year.*
It is estimated that raising women's participation in the labour force to the same level as men could boost global
GDP by USD 12 trillion, or 26%, by 2025.**
* source: https://sgp.fas.org/crs/mideast/R46423.pdf
** source: https://www.oecd.org/newsroom/legal-and-social-barriers-holding-back-women-s-empowerment-in-middle-eastand-
Our store staff are spreading awareness about the campaign by wearing orange masks and t-shirts during November 25 - December 10. Support us by wearing something orange, too.
We are contributing to organizing events during 16 days of activism.
We are providing daily updates about events and spread awareness on our social media platforms.