The Acting Director General of the Public Authority for Manpower, Dr. Mubarak Al-Azmi, yesterday, expressed the authority’s keenness to enhance the role of women in the work system in the private sector, empowering them, providing them with space and facilitating their access to all opportunities, because they are one of the pillars of the development plan and the vision of “New Kuwait 2035”.
Al-Azmi said, in a press statement after presiding over the meeting of the Supreme Consultative Committee for Labor Affairs, that business items that focus on seeking to provide economic opportunities for women in Kuwaiti society and their impact on applicable laws and regulations were discussed.
He stated that the meeting comes after the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Dr. Ahmed Al-Nasser addressed the Minister of Commerce and Industry Dr. Abdullah Al-Salman to refer the proposals related to indicators of activities (women, business and law) in the work environment, which were presented to the committee.
He stated that all the proposals referred to within the committee’s work items were also discussed, which would enhance the role of women in the private sector and empower them, and what this requires for the development of legislative mechanisms to enhance the Kuwait index, indicating that the principle of prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of sex, parental leave and others were among the topics that were discussed. It was discussed during the committee meeting.