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Kuwait 129 of 144 in gender gap

WAIT OF 217 YEARS FOR GENDER PAY PARITY KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 129th out of 144 countries with a score of 0.628 in the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap Report 2017. Last year, the global ranking of Kuwait was 128th out of 144 countries with a …

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No rent allowance for Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2: The parliamentary Housing Affairs Committee has rejected the proposal to grant rent allowance to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis and are receiving social support from the Ministry of Social Affairs, as well as the divorced Kuwaiti women and widows who have no house, reports Al-Anba daily. …

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Kuwait ranks 83rd in women, peace, security index ’17/18

Women’s progress shows big gaps KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked 83rd out of 153 countries in the Women, Peace and Security Index 2017/18 released Thursday. On the ranking of other GCC countries, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) landed on the 42nd spot, Bahrain ranked 63rd and Qatar ranked …

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Social aid extended to wives of non-Kuwaitis

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 26: Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and State Minister for Economic Affairs Hind Al-Sabeeh issued a ministerial resolution to extend the period for disbursement of social aid to Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis, reports Al- Rai daily quoting a reliable source. The source explained that the …

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Women and Family Affairs panel approves 3 proposals

KUWAIT CITY, June 12: The Women and Family Affairs Committee in the National Assembly approved three proposals on Monday – obligating those planning to get married to undergo medical examination before the wedding, participate in a two-week training course and submit criminal case sheet. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, …

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60 pc of Kuwaiti employees are women

KUWAIT CITY, June 4: Despite the absence of women in top positions of most sectors, there are many female employees in the governmental institutions. This is what the capsized hierarchy reveals about the struggles faced by the Kuwaiti women. According to statistics issued by the Civil Service Commission (CSC), the …

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Kuwaiti woman invents machine

KUWAIT CITY, May 3: Eng Afrah Al-Mutairi, a young Kuwaiti woman, entered the world of inventions through the door of electronics engineering, reports Al-Anba daily. Speaking to the daily, Al-Mutairi revealed her first invention is called ‘PCB Milling Machine’ which she considers the initial step towards the realization of her …

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Kuwaiti woman abused; Wife assaulted

: A Kuwaiti lady filed a complaint with officers at the Jabriya police station and accused the driver of a black Porsche of abuse and bullying, says Al-Seyassah. The lady provided the number plate of the suspect’s vehicle to security operatives. She narrated the suspect had threatened her without cause. …

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MP proposes amending law to allow citizenship to Kuwaitis’ expat wives

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 23: MP Marzouq Al-Khalifa has submitted a proposal to amend Section 2 of Article 8 in the Amiri Decree No. 15/1959 concerning Kuwaiti citizenship in order to allow issuance of citizenship to expatriate women married to Kuwaiti men and have children, reports Al-Anba daily. He proposed that, …

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Citizenship laws unfair to women – ‘Equal opportunities’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: “The Citizenship law discriminates against women, even though the act is against constitution”, said speakers at a recent forum titled ‘Strange in my country … the suffering of a Kuwaiti woman married to non- Kuwaiti’. The forum organized by Women’s Cultural Social Society aimed to advocate …

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