Country Kuwait
Year 2015
Type of Measure Social services > Shelter/Safe accommodation
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

The Government allocated a permanent headquarter for a listening center and shelter, and equiped them with all the materials required to provide services for adult women and prevent domestic violence. The shelter will be ready for its operation immediately after the completion of the training of the workers to qualify them to deal with women and girls who suffer from violence. A team of specialists was formed under the chairmanship of a member of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs of Women, and the team was represented by the Ministry of Social Affairs, civil society, United Nations, academic and human rights defender, in order to study and establish listening centers and shelters for victims of family violence and their minor children. 

The Fenner Center for Listening is a listening center for women and girls survivors of domestic violence, and the center provides services in a safe, private and confidential environment. The center provides advice and assistance necessary according to the circumstances, by specialists in the fields of social service, psychology and law. 

Source of Information

Kuwait's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.9 and p.28.