Democracy and Human Rights

Al Muntada Society organized a seminar on ‘Democracy and Recognition of Human Rights’ attended by a group of politicians and human rights activists, intellectuals and public figures. In his speech, Alzawawi Bagura, lecturer in contemporary philosophy in the University of Kuwait stated that adopting liberal democracy as a political system contributes to the creation of a civil society and the separation of religion from politics. According to Bagura, this and an increase in personal freedoms would make the state and society fairer and more progressive. He added that patriarchal societies suffocate women’s rights and distort women’s images of themselves and their identity.