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PAM ‘codifies’ work … women – Pay equality with men specified

KUWAIT CITY, July 29: As part of its continuous efforts to organize work procedures in the private and oil sectors, the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) issued administrative decision number 552 specifying places where women are allowed to work at night (12 activities), reports Al- Anba daily. The Labor Law …

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Articles of some laws have ‘gaps’ that deprive women of their rights

There is serious discrimination against women: expert KUWAIT CITY, July 1: Although Kuwaiti women enjoy many political rights, such as the right to vote and run for parliamentary seats and hold various ministerial, diplomatic and academic positions and other prestigious positions in the country, there are gaps in the articles …

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Woman gets rights over land plot

KUWAIT CITY, June 14: The Court of First Instance presided over by Judge Hamad Al-Muaseb ruled to give a Kuwaiti woman the right to take necessary measures for obtaining the title deeds of a residential plot. The court ruled that the residential plot should be equally shared between the woman …

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‘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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