Kuwait: Women see few gains in Kuwait democracy
Source:Arab Regional Resource Centre on Violence Against Women
When Kuwait's emir decreed women should have the vote, the freewheeling Parliament -- a rare symbol of democratic ideals in the Persian Gulf -- used its constitutional powers to overrule him.
A week later legislators rejected women's suffrage again in a separate bill. When it comes to governing, many Kuwaitis still believe a woman's place is far from Parliament.
Submitted on Thu, 12/12/2002 - 01:00
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