Fawaz Alanezi 1, Amer Al Saleh 2
  • 1 Университет Кувейта, P. O. Box 68168, Code 71962
  • 2 Kuwait University, P.O. Box 68168, Code 71962

Violence against Female Domestic Workers in Kuwait

2022, vol. 21, No. 4, pp. 106–119 [issue contents]

This study aims to examine the types and severity of violence and abuse encountered by female domestic workers in Kuwait. Methodologically, the study employed a quantitative approach. This study found that in terms of ethnicity and origin, Philippine and Sri-Lankan females dominated the social care and domestic workers sector in Kuwait. The statistical analysis showed that 82 % encountered physical abuse; 45%, sexual abuse; 88 %, psychological abuse; and 70 %, battering abuse. The paper recommends changes to Kuwaiti criminal laws to include proper prosecution of those who abuse domestic workers. It also recommends the implementation of proper protective mechanisms for these female workers.

Citation: Al Saleh A. (2022) Nasilie po otnosheniyu k zhenshchinam-domashnim rabotnitsam v Kuveyte [Violence against Female Domestic Workers in Kuwait]. The Russian Sociological Review, vol. 21, no 4, pp. 106-119 (in Russian)
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