Kuwait

The Women Cultural and Social Society announced Tuesday it will organize a free awareness program for women in cooperation with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and Freedom House organization.
A Kuwaiti parliamentary panel yesterday approved landmark draft legislation that grants a host of benefits to women, the head of the committee said.
The arrival of women on Kuwait's political stage is matched in significance by the quiet rise of Islamists, says Raymond Barrett.
Although no female candidate standing in Kuwait's elections on Thursday won a seat, one maintained it was only `a matter of time' before a woman was elected.
First came a letter carrying a stern warning: "Quit the race, or else." Next, unidentified attackers cut up and sprayed insults over campaign billboards.
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