By Arwa Al-Wugayyan
KUWAIT, March 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is first in the Gulf region to implement the Women and Children's Rights through Access to Information (WRACTI) project, a UN official said here Wednesday.
"Women's rights are inevitably human rights," said Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kuwait Dr. Adam Abdelmoula, in statement to KUNA.
"WRACTI is a pioneering project in the region and aims at legal empowerment of Kuwaiti women.
"The project made a huge success in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine, with tens of women benefiting from it.
"Kuwait will be the first Arabian Gulf country to implement it due to rights that Kuwaiti women already enjoy." On her part, Secretary General of the Kuwait Women's Cultural and Social Society (WCSS) Lulwa Al-Mulla called on all concerned entities to volunteer in order to champion the project. "Women should be aware of their rights when it comes to issues like divorce or domestic violence, as well as their financial rights," she noted.
The WRACTI project was launched at the United Nations House in Kuwait on February 16, 2011.
Assigned as a local partner, WCSS is implementing the UNDP-backed project in cooperation with the UN Regional Bureau for Arab states and Center for Arab Women Training and Research. (end) akw.hb KUNA 211819 Mar 12NNNN