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The birds of darkness have returned to flap their wings once again, in an attempt to stop the wheel of progress in this country [of Egypt]; the occasion is the draft of the new Personal Status Law, that tries to lift some burdens off the Egyptian woman. Last week was the rage week of extremists,...
The surprise was very cruel and bitter when people were struck by a 22 year old girl throwing a Molotov bottle in the library of the church of Ain Shams. The bitterness grew more and more when the confession of this girl resounded. She stated she did not intend to kill innocents, thank God no one...
The struggle about obtaining voting rights for women in Kuwait. Muslim Brothers in Kuwait oppose women getting these rights.
The sweeping of Kuwait’s parliamentary polls on July 3 might bode well for women’s suffrage, but it also raises the prospects of a new showdown between MPs and the emir’s government. Opposition candidates won a two-thirds majority in the poll, giving the liberals and Islamists the power to block...
Counting of votes which could herald a new era of women’s rights in Kuwait went into the early hours of Sunday [July 4, 1999] with first returns showing a tight race between opponents and supporters of proposed full female emancipation. A key issue in the Gulf nation’s parliamentary election held...
Kuwait’s historic decision to grant full political rights to women added spice to the Gulf state’s election campaign, sparking comments that ranged from enthusiastic support to outright rejection. Opponents include Kuwaiti Islamists and even some women.
The decree giving women the vote and allowing them to stand as candidates in parliamentary and municipal elections in 2003 was issued by Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah last week and has sparked off fierce debate in the tiny Gulf state. The Islamist movements are up in arms over the...
The Emir of Kuwait has issued a decree enfranchising women to vote and stand for public office in 2003. Opposition to the decree was immediate from the groups in opposition to the government, some of it on religious grounds.
The infamous Article 291 of the penal code, which exempts a rapist from punishment if he marries his victim, was canceled by the People’s Assembly on 20 April. Lawyers and women’s activists, who’d been pushing for years for amendment to the law, hailed the decision as a partial victory for women’s...
The article discusses the Al-Misyar marriage, a form of marriage that is applied during travel, which has become a phenomenon not only in the Arabian Gulf countries, but in other Arab countries as well.

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