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Study to tackle domestic violence

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KUWAIT CITY, Dec 14: Dr Bibi Ashour – Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Kuwaiti Society for National Fraternity and human rights activist – confirmed Kuwait’s participation in a study on violence, its causes and solutions; along with the rest of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, reports Al-Qabas daily. Ashour told the daily: “Studying domestic violence is one way of supporting the development plans of GCC countries. This includes improving social capital, as well as maintaining security and stability of all segments of society. These are on top of the priorities of government programs, including the commitment to improve the status and cohesion of the family, in addition to activating the role of women in society.”

She stressed that the aim of the study is to present recommendations for the rehabilitation of domestic violence victims, their reintegration into society, adoption of national strategies, enactment of legislation and regulations to combat violence, and constant endeavor to raise societal awareness about the dire repercussions of violence on the victims and other family members. She added it has been noticeable that adults infl ict most types of domestic violence against women, children and even the elderly.

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