Tag Archives: Kuwaiti women

‘Women occupy 12 pct of senior positions’ – 463 male senior officials in public sector

KUWAIT CITY, April 2: According to statistics issued by the Central Statistical Bureau, women occupy 12 percent of the total number of senior positions. In other words, out of 531 employees who occupy senior-level positions, their numbers are 68, reports Al-Qabas daily. Among the employees working in the public sector, …

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‘Kuwait working on women’s full rights’ – ‘Females hold senior posts’

NEW YORK, March 17, (KUNA): Kuwait on Friday reaffirmed it is working hard to empower women to practise all their rights, in line with the Kuwaiti Constitution that guarantees their political, social and economic rights. The effort also observes the relevant international agreements, in particular the Convention on the Elimination …

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Grilling threat if women called to arms – Our identity a red line, warns MP

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: MP Mohammad Hayef Al- Mutairi has threatened to grill Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad if women are allowed to enter the military. On his Twitter account, Al-Mutairi asserted: “Our identity is a red line that nobody should cross. We do not accept alienation of our …

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‘Kuwaiti women can take care of their non-Kuwaiti children’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 18: The Fatwa and Legislation Department has issued a decision which favors Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaiti men in taking care for their disabled children, reports Al-Rai daily. The decision obliges the Public Institute for Social Security (PISS) to accept the retirement request of such women with …

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MP rejects allowing foreign women to retain Kuwaiti citizenship after death of husband

Domestic violence among top priorities ISSUES FACING WOMEN DOMINATE FAMILY AFFAIRS PANEL KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: The Women, Child and Family Affairs Committee in the Parliament on Thursday discussed several issues concerning women; the most important of which is the housing grant for Kuwaiti women married to non-Kuwaitis. Committee member …

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Mixed reactions to female conscription

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: There were mixed reactions from several MPs when the First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence Sheikh Nasser Al-Sabah during a reception held in his honor on his appointment as minister disclosed that women will be conscripted in military service. Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly …

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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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