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Monday, December 14, 2020
Kuwait's new all-male parliament is a blow for women's rights
Although none of the 29 female candidates won a seat in Kuwait's elections they are far from stopping their efforts. But analysts fear calls for quotas and women's political leadership are falling on deaf ears. Less than a week after Kuwait's 4.8...
Kuwaiti women cast their ballots at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Kuwait City on December 5, 2020. (AFP)
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Kuwaitis wonder why even the women voted for men
Some women suggested on social media that time has come for a quota system. KUWAIT – The curtain has fallen on the legislative elections in Kuwait. Preliminary results show that women gained no new seats in the new parliament and that the only...
Some 30 candidates under the age of 45 will join the new lawmaking body
Tuesday, December 08, 2020
Kuwait election delivers all-male parliament
All of the female candidates in Kuwait's parliamentary election lost their races. The unofficial opposition took nearly half of the seats, amid calls for reforms over corruption and high debt.  Kuwait's new parliament will be led by an all-male ...
Monday, September 21, 2020
Mudhawi’s List: Kuwait creates platform to support women in politics
Kuwait City: As the 2020 Kuwait National Assembly elections are approaching, candidates are beginning to campaign for a seat in parliament. In an effort to support women running for office, Mudhawi’s list, an online platform, just launched in time...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Kuwait: “Men have to believe in women’s ability to make a difference in society”
Dr. Moudi Abdul Aziz AlHumoud (PhD) is a women’s rights advocate from Kuwait. She is one of the first women to hold ministerial positions in her country, first as Minister of State for Housing and Planning and later as Minister for Education and...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Kuwaiti women trained in campaign management and leadership skills
A group of Kuwaiti women including government officials, members of the private sector, civil society representatives and entrepreneurs joined a workshop on political campaign management and leadership skills held within the framework of the 8th ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Training on public speaking to empower Kuwaiti Women
A practical workshop on public speaking was conducted within the framework of the 8th Annual Conference on Women and Leadership convened between October 22 and 25 in Kuwait City.\ The training is part of a 2-year project to accelerate the...
Friday, August 10, 2018
Omar Abudl Muhsen Altabtabaee
Omar Abudl Muhsen Altabtabaee is a Member of Parliament in Kuwait. This interview was conducted in November 2017 in Ottawa, Canada, during the Inter-parliamentary Union's Global Conference of Young Parliamentarians.
Friday, December 02, 2016
15 Female Candidates Ran for Parliament in Kuwait's Latest Election. Only This Woman Won.
By Laura Cohn Safa Al Hashem will be the sole woman in Kuwait’s parliament as it struggles to diversify. In its weekend election, the tiny oil-rich nation of Kuwait had the opportunity to substantially boost the share of women in its parliament. And...
Egypt Beijing +20 review
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
We count on your leadership to tackle the barriers that remain for Arab women says Executive Director at Beijing+20 regional review
 Cairo– At the Arab States high-level regional review meeting for Beijing+20, held in Cairo, Egypt from 2–3 February 2015, Member States assessed progress and challenges in implementing the 20-year-old Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Safa first woman to win two consecutive times, Kuwait
Manama: Safa Al Hashem has made history in Kuwait by becoming the first woman lawmaker to win seats in two consecutive parliamentary elections. Taking 2,036 votes on Saturday, Safa, who made her parliamentary debut in December, was ranked fifth...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Kuwait’s First Female Candidate on Women’s Participation in Elections
Kuwait City, Asharq Al-Awsat—Kuwaitis went to the polls this week to elect their third parliament in 17 months. Despite having the oldest and most powerful parliament in the Arab Gulf, Kuwait has a turbulent political scene: no parliament has served...
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Parliamentary Elections in Kuwait
Eight  women are registered as candidates for the parliamentary elections that will take place in Kuwait on July 27. The number of total candidates is 418 (1.9% are women).In 2009, four women were elected to the National Assembly for the first time...
Sunday, July 07, 2013
Eight women among 418 hopefuls in Kuwait election race
More than 400 people have signed up to run as candidates in the Kuwaiti parliamentary elections on July 27. The list of 418 hopefuls at the end of the 10-day registration process on Saturday afternoon includes eight women, Kuwait News Agency (...
Monday, April 08, 2013
Politics, elections and the "reality" of women's rights in Kuwait
Political authoritarianism has been constant feature in the Arab political systems, and despite the ongoing “Arab Spring,” there is a continuing tendency to prevent women from freely participating in political processes. Recently, a handful of Arab...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Violence against women in politics
Highlighting news, interviews, resources and events on violence against women in politics
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Kuwait: Mulaifi, Duwailah, Dabous to contest Speakership
Former MP and First Constituency candidate, Yousef Al-Zalzalah says he will put on top of his priority demands of Kuwaiti women as part of his parliamentary work program when he wins a seat in the Parliament. In a press statement, Al-Zalzalah said...
Monday, November 19, 2012
Kuwait: Need to ‘lift’ women role
“The Kuwaiti woman remains unfairly deprived of leadership positions in the country even though the Constitution has equated between men and women,” said fifth constituency candidate Saleh Mohawish. Speaking at a seminar organized by the...