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Women and non-governmental organizations in Kuwait: a platform for human resource development and social change

Women and non-governmental organizations in Kuwait: a platform for human resource development and... This article critically reviews the role of women's non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Kuwait in supporting human and educational development. The spread of NGO's in any society is an indicator of the involvement of citizens in the events around them, whether in human resource development (HRD) or political advocacy. They act as a check and balance of the government, as they represent the public. This article will outline the historical development of women's NGO's in Kuwait and the challenges they faced in building commitment to gender equality. The discussion illustrates how they have lobbied government and become key stakeholders in national HRD planning. Women's organizations have been in the forefront of social change and equality agendas, garnering public support for civil rights and education provisions. In the absence of a united women's movement in Kuwait, the NGOs are a link for women to access state bureaucracy and make a significant contribution to human development and social change. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Development International Taylor & Francis

Women and non-governmental organizations in Kuwait: a platform for human resource development and social change

Human Resource Development International , Volume 14 (2): 15 – Apr 1, 2011
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Taylor & Francis
Copyright
Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN
1469-8374
eISSN
1367-8868
DOI
10.1080/13678868.2011.558313
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Abstract

This article critically reviews the role of women's non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Kuwait in supporting human and educational development. The spread of NGO's in any society is an indicator of the involvement of citizens in the events around them, whether in human resource development (HRD) or political advocacy. They act as a check and balance of the government, as they represent the public. This article will outline the historical development of women's NGO's in Kuwait and the challenges they faced in building commitment to gender equality. The discussion illustrates how they have lobbied government and become key stakeholders in national HRD planning. Women's organizations have been in the forefront of social change and equality agendas, garnering public support for civil rights and education provisions. In the absence of a united women's movement in Kuwait, the NGOs are a link for women to access state bureaucracy and make a significant contribution to human development and social change.

Journal

Human Resource Development InternationalTaylor & Francis

Published: Apr 1, 2011

Keywords: women; NGOs; HRD; Kuwait; civic and social development

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