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Kuwait operates under a legal system that is mixed with Islam-based legal codes. Religious judges and courts oversee all family and personal status and inheritance issues. There are more instances of women’s lower social status in Kuwaiti society, such as the fact that Kuwaiti women who are married to a foreigner are not allowed to pass on citizenship to their children. There are currently no legal repercussions for marital rape, domestic violence, or sexual harassment.1 An attempt to pass legislation to punish perpetrators of sexual harassment was denied in 2015. Kuwaiti women are not allowed to marry without their father’s approval.2

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1 http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/06/16/kuwait-upr-submission-june-2014
2 https://www.hrw.org/world-report/2016/country-chapters/kuwait
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Geography

Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
Area

Total 17,818 sq km
Land 17,818 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

dry desert; intensely hot summers; short, cool winters
Natural Resources

petroleum, fish, shrimp, natural gas ;
Natural Hazards

sudden cloudbursts are common from October to April and bring heavy rain, which can damage roads and houses; sandstorms and dust storms occur throughout the year but are most common between March and August
Current Environmental Issues

limited natural freshwater resources; some of world's largest and most sophisticated desalination facilities provide much of the water; air and water pollution; desertification

Demographics

Nationality
Kuwaiti
Population
2,695,316 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Kuwait has a geographically small, but wealthy, relatively open economy with crude oil reserves of about 102 billion barrels - about 7% of world reserves. Petroleum accounts for nearly half of GDP, 95% of export revenues, and 95% of government income. Kuwaiti officials have committed to increasing oil production to 4 million barrels per day by 2020. The rise in global oil prices throughout 2011 and 2012 is reviving government consumption and economic growth. Kuwait has experienced a 20% increase in government budget revenue, which has led to higher budget expenditures, particularly wage hikes for many public sector employees. Kuwait ...See More has done little to diversify its economy, in part, because of this positive fiscal situation, and, in part, due to the poor business climate and the historically acrimonious relationship between the National Assembly and the executive branch, which has stymied most movement on economic reforms. In 2010, Kuwait passed an economic development plan that pledges to spend up to $130 billion over five years to diversify the economy away from oil, attract more investment, and boost private sector participation in the economy. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$153.4 billion (2012 est.); $146 billion (2011 est.); $137.4 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

59.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 57.3% of GDP (2011 est.); 51.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

fish
Industries

petroleum, petrochemicals, cement, shipbuilding and repair, water desalination, food processing, construction materials