Do we need women to protect the environment?

The role of women in protecting the environment is crucial. Climate justice can never exist without gender equality since climate change is disproportionately affecting women and girls. During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence we seek to promote the full and effective participation of women in achieving environmental sustainability in a way that contributes to respect for women, their knowledge, capabilities, and rights. But how important is their role in private sector engagement, civil society activism and decision making?

During this hybrid event, three speakers from Kuwait will speak about how decision-makers in the oil sector can protect the environment; what contribution can civil society activists and experts do to enhance the environment protection in Kuwait and has the private sector achieved any form of contribution in regard of environmental protection.

Opening words shall be given by Laurens Westhoff the ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands in Kuwait, Support Non-Profit representative Abdulhakeem and Noura Boodai, Vice President of Registration and Student Affairs of the university.


  • Lina Yousef Alshatti is a decision maker in the oil sector in Kuwait and will talk about how the oil sector protects the environment. With her work she hopes to impact the environment in terms of air pollution.
  • Samia Alduaij founded an initiative structured as a non government, non profit foundation for environment protection.
  • Noura Al Fadhli is passionate about the environment. She suggest to solve the global issues by advocating for all marginalised segments of society, including women.

Event moderator is Atyab Alshatti a lawyer, a columnist, and an author who dedicates her experiences in advocating for human rights. In the jurisdiction of her practice, women are not supported efficiently on social, economic, legal and professional basis. For which Atyab believes that to make the change, efforts to empower women must be given, and the mindset of the new generation must acknowledge the importance of assisting, empowering, and appreciating women.

Event is co-organised by Support Non-Profit and by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kuwait.

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