Did the pandemic affect women’s rights in Kuwait?

Celebrate International Women’s Day by joining this HagueTalks event in Kuwait on 8 March 2022.
Recent studies on the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on women’s rights have shown that the social conditions accompanying the spread of the virus imposed greater pressures and responsibilities on women in GCC countries, not to mention the isolation and deprivation of social interaction.

How did the pandemic affect women’s participation in humans rights activism and what are the challenges that women’s activists faced throughout the pandemic?

Three inspiring Kuwaiti speakers with extraordinary experience in human rights will answer these questions.

The event’s opening speech will be led by Dr. Fawaz Alkhateeb as the representative of TAG, and the ambassador of the Netherlands embassy in Kuwait, his excellency Mr. Laurens Westhoff.


Sanaa Alghamlas is the founder of the Omniya initiative, currently the only scheme that promotes the right to a safe and healthy environment through recycling. As a woman heading this initiative, Sana experienced difficulties operating it during the pandemic.

Fatema Hayat is a member of the board of directors of the Kuwait Olympic Committee. She will be tackling how women’s sport was affected during the time of the coronavirus.

Maha Albaghli is an engineer and currently the only female member of the board of directors of the Kuwaiti Municipal Council. She is also the Vice president of the Network of Business Women and Engineering Professionals. She will be sharing her experience on the hurdles faced by women’s economic enterprises due to COVID-19.

The event moderator is Atyab Alshatti , a Kuwaiti lawyer and human rights advocate.

Event is co-organised by Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kuwait and Taher Group Law Firm (TAG).

To attend, please arrive early to secure your free seat. For more info call: + 965 557 90618
Host: Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST)
Location: Block 5, Building 1, Mubarak Al-Abdullah Area/West Mishref, Kuwait



Watch the event live on the HagueTalks YouTube channel:  www.youtube.com/user/haguetalks

Kuwait – GMT+3: 13:00
Amsterdam (CET) – GMT+1: 11:00
Atlantic Standard Time (AST) – GMT−4: 06:00