Kuwait: Women's protest for voting rights
Women activists in Kuwait have held a demonstration to demand the right of women to vote and run for public office.
The BBC reports that protestors waved banners at two voter registration centres but were turned away. It was the latest move in a campaign to change Kuwait's election law that is now before the constitutional court. On Thursday, the King of Bahrain, Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, announced that women would be allowed to stand for election there, as part of reforms to make the country more democratic.
Submitted on Tue, 02/19/2002 - 00:00