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• Destination country for men and women who are subjected to forced labor and to a lesser degree forced prostitution.

• Women arrested for prostitution offenses not screened for evidence of trafficking, and faced prosecution and deportation regardless of whether they were sex trafficking victims.

• Violence against women be a problem.

• Rape carries a maximum penalty of death.

•  Spousal rape is not a crime.



• Kuwait Human Rights Society.

• Kuwaiti Society for Fundamental Human Rights.


Sources: U.S. Department of State 2010 Human Rights Report, U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report 2011