Country Kuwait
Year 1983
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation, Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Violence against women and girls

Brief Description


The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour caters for the welfare of juveniles through the establishment of shelter facilities, especially for the accomodation of victims of domestic violence. Under the terms of the Juveniles Act No. 3 of 1983, juveniles exposed to delinquency such as domestic violence, are eligible for placement in a social institution.  This is deemed to be a preventive measure for their protection (articles 18 and 19) and they may be retained therein until they reach the age of 21 years (article 13). In addition to juveniles at risk of delinquency, the Ministry, as the authority responsible for social welfare, also shelters members of broken families.

Source of Information

A/HRC/WG.6/21/KWT/1 para 25