Sunday, May 17, 2009

Women in Parliament


"It's a victory for Kuwaiti women and a victory for Kuwaiti democracy," Ms Awadhi told AFP news agency.

"This is a major leap forward," she said. The right to vote and stand for election to Kuwait's parliament, the oldest in the Gulf, was extended to women in 2005.

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Kuwait votes for first female MPs

A truly festive result. At least in one dimension. Four women make it to parliament in Kuwait for the very first time where no women has made it since gaining their rights in 2005. Congratulations Masooma. Congratulations Aseel. Congratulations Rola. Congratulations Salwa (I am glad my vote counted!). Congratulations to Kuwait for glimpse of hope of a better future with the participation of women.

1 comment:

Jacques said...

It is on the head lines of the news in Paris today. Good for the image of Kuwait. And good for its future, I believe. Congratulations for your vote.