Country Kuwait
Year 2015
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

Law No. 21 of 2015 on the rights of the child is in line with the state's commitment to the provisions contained in the International Convention on the Protection of the Child, including the tightening of penalties for abusers of the child and preventing perpetrators from obtaining their constitutional rights. The law imposes heavy penalties for abusing young girls, up to three years in prison and a fine of 50,000 dinars for anyone who engages children in pornographic or sexual exploitation of children. The law enumerates images of sexual exploitation of children, namely the issuance, production, preparation or presentation of any pornographic acts involving children, or related to the sexual exploitation of the child. The same penalty shall also be imposed on anyone who uses a computer, the Internet, animation, and other means to display pornographic acts relating to the incitement or exploitation of children in prostitution and pornographic acts.

Source of Information

Kuwait's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.50.

For more information: Law No. 21 of 2015 on Children Rights