Monday, May 16, 2005
Kuwaiti women now have the right to vote and run for office after the much-discussed women's suffrage bill passed Parliament by a 35-23 vote. This version contained an amendment that women had to follow Islamic law, but no one is really sure what that means yet. This is a great leap for Gulf women, and leaves Saudi Arabia as the only country in the region that doesn't allow women the franchise. Praktike links to some pictures of the victory party.