The UK-based London Arabia Organisation has honored the Abolish Article 153 campaign – represented at the event by Sheikha Al-Nafisi and Sundus Hussein – with the Campaign for Social Change Award at the Arab Women of the Year Awards for 2019 in recognition of the prominent and humanitarian role of this campaign in raising awareness of ending violence against women in Kuwait and the Arab world.
This came during a ceremony held in cooperation with Regents University that honored a diverse group of Arab women in different fields. Held the Langham Hotel, guests included the Dean of the UK Diplomatic Corps, Kuwait Ambassador to the United Kingdom His Excellency Khalid Al-Duwaisan, and a representative of the Mayor of London.
The ceremony also witnessed the honoring of Kuwaiti Minister Maryam Al-Aqeel for her work with government agencies, and Jordanian journalist Rana Al-Husseini for her role in highlighting the issue of honor crimes, which she wrote about “Murder in the Name of Honor” in 2009.
The Abolish Article 153 campaign aims to raise awareness about the existence of Article 153 of the Kuwaiti Penal Code that justifies the murder of mothers, daughters, sisters and wives on the basis of honour.