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‘Kuwait hugely committed to child protection rights’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: Assistant Undersecretary for Social Development at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Ali Al-Roumi affirmed that Kuwait is hugely committed to the child protection rights due to which it enacted several laws to promote these rights.

Al-Roumi said this in a speech he delivered recently on behalf of Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Planning and Development Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh during an event organized by Women and Children Department in Yarmouk to mark the International Child Protection Rights Day.

He declared that Kuwait is a signatory of the International Child Right Protection Agreement which was signed in 1991. Al-Roumi revealed that the government issued the Child Law No. 22/2015 as a step towards activating and approving more social, health and education rights for children in line with the child rights of the United Nations and to guarantee dignified lifestyle. He stated that Kuwait has always been providing free antenatal preventive and remedial primary healthcare services to reduce the death rate and encourage positive attitude towards health.

Al-Roumi affirmed that the government provides free compulsory primary and intermediate education and a law was enacted to criminalize violence against children by enforcing stiff penalties against those who physically hit them, stressing that the first park was established in 1961.

Al-Seyassah Staff

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