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Women’s empowerment a top priority of GCC states: Sabeeh

Kuwait’s labor minister attends 107th Int’l Labor Confab GENEVA, May 31, (KUNA): The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states said Thursday women’s empowerment in the labor sphere is of paramount significance to relevant GCC blueprints and programs. The remark was given by Kuwaiti’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labor, and …

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Spanish women strike as the world marks Int’l Women’s Day

MADRID (AP) — Women across Europe and Asia shouted their demands for equality, respect and empowerment Thursday to mark International Women’s Day, with protesters in Spain launching a 24-hour strike and crowds of demonstrators filling the streets of Manila, Seoul and New Delhi. Spanish women were staging dozens of protests …

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100 years on, real women’s equality still elusive: study

LONDON, Feb 1, (AFP): A century after women won the right to vote in Britain, the ideals of equality are resonating again in the global wave of sexual harassment allegations seen in recent months, a leading academic told AFP. “In both cases, it’s a discussion of equality,” Myriam Boussahba-Bravard, a …

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Women exposed to domestic violence to get shelter soon

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: The idea of providing shelter for women who are exposed to domestic violence is no longer a mere dream based on a recent announcement saying the first shelter will be inaugurated soon, reports Al- Qabas daily. Chairperson of the Women Socio-cultural Society Lulua Al- Mulla said …

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Women empowerment Kuwait’s strategic goal, says Al-Sabeeh

Int’l conference on women leaders kicks off KUWAIT CITY, Oct 23, (KUNA): Kuwaiti women empowerment is one of the objectives of Kuwait sustainable development strategy, said Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Dr Hind Al-Sabeeh on Monday. “Today we have seen Kuwaiti women serving as doctors and researchers and engineers …

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Iraqi woman fears for her life – ‘Lava’ buried alive by family

ERBIL, Iraq, July 3, (RTRS): One wintry night, a brown pick-up truck drove through the Kurdish highlands in northern Iraq with four men and a woman inside. The oldest man in charge held a pistol to the woman’s right thigh, ordering her to be quiet as they approached a checkpoint. …

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Women in Fahaheel market

“Woman is the priestess of fate and destiny.” — Beaconsfield During a class lecture, one of the students was given the duty of reading and discussing his presentation, which was about religions. The student spoke about seeing Jewish women in a European city who were wearing clothes that covered their …

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Saudi women unite to inspire new generation

RIYADH, March 11, (RTRS): Saudi women from adventurers to inventors hope a unique conference in Riyadh on Saturday will highlight their changing roles and inspire younger women to push for new opportunities in the ultra-conservative kingdom. The event comes at a time when reforms are slowly affecting women’s lives in …

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Difference between us, them – Look after her rights

The Kuwaiti society, like a majority of other Arab and Muslim communities, is a male-dominated society and women seldom play a role, with a few exceptions. It is very rare to see women confronting men in the courts, because of most of the legislations which are biased in favor of …

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Saudi men ‘show’ their support to end violence against women

RIYADH, Feb 9: Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, announces its participation in the 31st Al-Janadriyah National Festival of Heritage and Culture as a strategic partner. Organized by the Ministry of National Guard, the event began on Wednesday February 1, 2017 and will …

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