Burgan Bank announced its support for the 16-day global campaign “Orange the World” in support of the United Nations initiative to eliminate all form of violence against women and girls. The Bank will light its main building in orange from November 15 to December 15, 2021, in confirmation of its strategic dedication to its social responsibility and humanitarian commitments aiming at bringing about positive change in Kuwait.
“Orange the World” initiative is part of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women that aims at increasing awareness of one of the most widespread human rights violations today and the various forms of physical and psychological violence inflicted on women around the world. The initiative was also launched to help countries achieve the sustainable development goals related to empowering women, enhancing their rights and status, and defining their vital role in the development process.
Commenting on the Bank’s support for this campaign, Mr. Majed Essa Al Ajeel, Chairman of Burgan Bank Group, said, “We are proud of supporting this initiative, which reflects our corporate values aligned with the global and local efforts to combat and reduce all forms of discrimination and violence against women. Our participation also translates our strategic commitment to our social responsibility, through which we work to support all actions relevant to enhancing the well-being of society as a whole, including empowering and supporting women as an essential partner in the progress of society and the country.”
Al-Ajeel added, "Burgan Bank was one of the first institutions to sign the Women Empowerment Principles (WEPS) at the United Nations website and pledged in 2018 to provide continuous support to achieve a more sustainable future by providing women with equal opportunities for advancement. The Bank is keen to continue promoting women's development and raising awareness of sensitive issues affecting them, and to consolidate its corporate culture principles of male and female employees’ wellbeing, equality and equal opportunities at work.”
As a leading financial institution, Burgan Bank plays a pivotal societal role and continues to support all national initiatives and State efforts to enhance the well-being of society as a whole and bring about positive change at all levels in Kuwait to help achieve the goals of equality and sustainable development within the framework of the New Kuwait Vision 2035.
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