Launch of Women’s Empowerment Principles in Kuwait, first of its kind

Zain CEO Eeman Al-Rowdan

 Under the auspices of Her Excellency Mrs. Hind Sabeeh Barak Al-Sabeeh, Minister of Social Affairs and Labour and Minister of State for Economic Affairs, the Women’s Research and Studies Center, College of Social Sciences at Kuwait University convened the launch of Women’s Empowerment Principles in Kuwait on 1 October 2018, at the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry This initiative was designed to mobilize the Kuwaiti private sector to promote, support and accelerate gender equality between men and women and women’s economic empowerment, in alignment with the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The high-level event was launched in partnership with the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). The event was held under the framework of Sustainable Development Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.