Let's put an end to the male guardianship system in Kuwait.

Let's put an end to the male guardianship system in Kuwait.

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Iam myownguardiankwt started this petition to National Assembly of Kuwait and

We as a whole need to live in the boxes that men create for us.


Many women in Kuwait are not aware about the Male Guardianship System and if women legally try to fight for their rights, they don’t have much to look forward to. A woman’s life is controlled by a man from birth until death. In Kuwait, every woman must have a male guardian, normally a father or husband, but in some cases a brother or even a son, who has the power to make a range of critical decisions on her behalf. The male guardianship system is the most significant restriction to realizing women’s rights in the country, effectively showing adult women as legal minors who cannot make key decisions for themselves. Adult women must obtain permission from a male guardian to travel, marry, or even basic day to day decisions. They may be required to provide guardian consent in order to work or access healthcare. Women regularly face difficulty conducting a range of transactions without a male relative, from renting an apartment to filing legal claims.


There is also Article 153 from the penal code of Kuwait. The Kuwaiti Penal Code provides reduced or fine-only punishment of 13.750 KD for a man honor killing his female relative as they seem fit, a law which conflicts with not only the Constitution but Shariah law as well. The Code also states if a man kidnaps a woman intending to abuse, rape, pimp, murder, or extort her, he will not receive punishment if he marries the woman with her guardian's approval, the woman has no say in the matter.
Regardless of a woman’s economic or social status, she is not even permitted to legally move out without the consent of her guardian even if she faces physical, sexual, emotional, social, verbal, spiritual and economic abuse.


Additionally, age of consent does not exist for a woman to ever be legally independent and she is treated like a legal minor all her life.
Would you not want to live in an environment where you are given your basic rights and do not have to live under the pressure of Male Guardianship? We have endured enough.Time to break these chains. Come and stand with us to make our voices be heard. Women's rights are human rights and human rights should not be up for debate.

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