Kuwait Society for Human Rights has issued a booklet contains an artistic vision exploring some Kuwaiti women issues and addresses them with an artistic and critical manner.
The booklet, which was made as part of Takamul project for reinforcing the gender equality in the Kuwaiti society and funded by the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative, is cartoons with the Kuwaiti dialect aiming at promoting the culture of equality.
The booklet addresses the problems and challenges which face the Kuwaiti woman while obtaining all her rights. It further discusses, in a critical manner, some Kuwaiti women issues which are protected constitutionally under Article 29 of the Kuwait Constitution which stipulate: “All people are equal in human dignity and in public rights and duties before the law, without distinction to race, origin, language, or religion”.
Mr. Khaled Al-Humaidi AlAjmi, Chairman of Kuwait Society for Human Rights, said that due to existence of discriminatory practices and laws deviated from the context of Kuwaiti Constitution, however the Constitution is supposed to be the base through which the laws shall be drawn, the Society has issued this booklet to place these laws and legislations under criticism because they were the reasons for developing discriminatory societal practices against women.
He pinpointed that the booklet uses the manner of criticism, not sarcasm, whereas criticism, according to Al-Humaidi, aims to correct public contexts, especially practices that deal with women either in a violent way or by incurring them with consequences of actions that were not caused by them, or make them feel regret for just choosing to exercise their human rights.
It is expected to publish the graphics separately in different tweets as an attempt to draw the attention of society to the issues which the Kuwaiti women are suffering from.