At Long Last

A historic moment: The Kuwaiti Congress has finally cleared the way for women to vote.

Kuwait’s Parliament granted full political rights to women on Monday, making way for them to vote and run for office in parliamentary and local elections for the first time in the country’s history. The surprise amendment to Kuwait’s election law ends a decades-long struggle by women’s rights campaigners for full suffrage, and promises to redefine the city-state’s political landscape.

Now, if only Saudi Arabia could follow suit…

Share

Comments are closed.

  • Twitter

  • Category Archives

  • Monthly Archives