UNDP Kuwait conducts "Training Of Trainers For Building National Capacities On Human/Women's Rights And Legal Empowerment In Kuwait"

Jun 27, 2013

KUWAIT CITY, 27 JUNE (UNDP Kuwait) - The United Nations Development Programme in Kuwait has successfully completed the “Training of Trainers for Building National Capacities on Human / Women’s Rights and Legal Empowerment in Kuwait.”  The series of events took place at the Women’s Cultural and Social Society in Khalidya, the UNDP local partner, and included many participants in related fields to this important issue of national development.

    The objective behind the training sessions is to inform a number of skillful national trainers from legal professions, law enforcement bodies, social workers, civil society and other actors on the key concepts on the international human/women’s rights and the legal empowerment. The training included 25 participants and was given by an instructor and internationally-renowned trainer with a track record in the field of women’s right and legal aid strategies in the context of development.

    The training was initiated by a speech from the Resident Representative a.i., Mr. Alaa Abboud, who explained: “This training is an important step forward as we aim, in UNDP, to build the capacities of a considerable number of women and men, to foster the culture of promoting and protecting women’s rights.”

    Moreover, the training sessions aimed to provide the participants with the tools, approaches and techniques which are tailored for the Kuwaiti legislative and legal system. This takes into consideration the goal of developing a tailored manual that will help and support Kuwaiti trainers on their current initiatives and their future goals.

     This training workshop is a part of UNDP Kuwait’s WARCATI project. The project “aims to review laws and judicial practices that affect women's rights and hinder their full participation in the public life in Kuwait. During the course of the project, a right-based approach has been utilized to collect and analyze the relevant laws and to audit the relevant practices with the view of introducing the required legal reform, in the long run, and to ensure adequate protection for women.” Women and the public at large in Kuwait also benefited from the awareness raising programs that have been conducted under the project since its inception in 2012.

    UNDP is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.


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