Kuwait sees an increase in marriages in 2020 and decrease in divorce rates compared to 2019, local media reported.
15 March 2021, 12:00 AM
31 March 2021, 12:00 AM
Kuwait Ministry of Justice revealed that in 2020 Kuwait saw an increase in marriages and decrease in divorce rates compared to 2019.
Dr. Fahad Al Daen, Director of the Sharia Authentication Department at the Ministry of Justice, described 2020 as a year of “happiness and family bonding” as there were 1,000 more marriages than the previous year.
Unlike many countries around the world, the divorce rate dropped in 2020 as Kuwait witnessed 1,000 less cases compared to 2019.
Of the 12,973 marriages that took place last year, around 82 per cent of them were Kuwaiti men, majority of which married Kuwaiti women. The statistics revealed that 1,044 Kuwaiti men got married to non-Kuwaiti women.