Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Kuwaiti Women's Rights Opinions

Middle East Online reports a poll which shows that 50% of men support women's right to vote and stand for office, 22% believe they should vote but not run for office, and 28% oppose both. In addition, the Minister of Islamic Affairs reports a fatwa will soon be issued entrusting the Emir to set policy in the area. This, however, comes as the government forbids discussion of women's rights in mosque sermons because they didn't like what was being preached. Some freedoms are on the march, but others aren't.


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