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Panel discusses plans for giving women more power – Panel discusses plans for giving women more power

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: The parliamentary Women and Family Affairs Committee discussed various issues concerning women and plans of Kuwait to empower women in different fields and improve their position in society with Deputy Resident Representative of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to the State of Kuwait Dima Al-Khatib and …

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Kuwait leads Gulf in women in workforce

KUWAIT CITY, April 9: Kuwait’s decision to allow women to join the security forces is considered a breakthrough in a generally conservative society that did not easily accept changes, especially when it comes to the status of women. In a report published by gulfnews.com on Saturday, Noof, a fresh military …

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Woman burnt alive in India

A woman was burnt to death by her brothers for marrying a man belonging to a different caste, police said Sunday, in the latest incident of a so-called honour killing in India. Rama Kunwar, 30, had eloped with her lover eight years ago and returned to her village in western …

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‘Rushing to execute projects in dev plan may hit state treasury’ – Many MPs eye monthly allowance to Kuwaiti woman married to Bedoun

KUWAIT CITY, March 6: Member of the Municipal Council Engineer Ali Al- Musa has said that it’s imperative to focus on economic development in the next period and that “rushing to implement the projects listed in the development plan as per the state’s structural policy may require withdrawing from the …

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‘More women should join forces’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 19: The widespread circulation of a picture of Al-Anood Al-Abdali, a female Kuwaiti military officer, on social media has made her an Internet sensation in the Gulf region, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Al-Anood was a Physical Education teacher for five years before she joined Ministry of Interior and …

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Women risk all for their ‘rights’

KARACHI, Pakistan, Feb 18, (Agencies): Kainat Soomro was 13 years old and on her way to buy a toy for her newborn niece when three men kidnapped her, held her for several days and repeatedly raped her. Eight years later, she is still battling for justice. She sits on a …

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No women in men-designated … No men in women-designated – PAM issues directive on gender segregation

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21, (KUNA): The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has issued a new directive on Thursday that prohibits businesses from hiring females to work in facilities designated for men, calling on strict adherence. All existing contracts or work permits that violate the new directive are to be nullified …

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Afghan woman’s nose cut off by her husband – ‘Domestic violence widespread’

KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan 19, (Agencies): A young woman in a remote northern region of Afghanistan had her nose cut off by her husband, officials in the region said on Tuesday. Fawzia Salimi, a hospital director in Maymana, capital of Faryab province, said 22-year-old Reza Gul was brought in early Monday …

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Woman among gang of three caught selling MoH medicines

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 16: Personnel from the General Investigation Department have arrested a gang of three persons, including a woman who works as a receptionist in a private hospital for selling medicines belonging to the Ministry of Health for a throwaway price, reports Al-Shahed daily. The daily added, the arrest …

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Divorced Saudi women to get ID cards – No date set for change

RIYADH, Dec 3, (AFP): Female divorcees and widows in Saudi Arabia are set to get their own ID cards allowing them to act independently from men, local media reported on Thursday. The changes will allow women to register a child for school, access records and authorise medical procedures once their …

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