‘Faith in political leadership’
LONDON, Dec 9, (KUNA): Member of the Advisory Board of the United Nations Development Office in Kuwait Sheikha Intisar Salem Ali Al-Sabah praised achievements made by Kuwaiti women in the labor market, which helped them take leading positions in several sectors.
This came during a lecture she delivered at the Regent’s University London late Saturday on “Arab woman and her role in developing society”, in participation with a host of women activists, as well as academics and diplomats. In the lecture, Sheikha Intisar assured that success of Kuwaiti women came from the faith of the political leadership in their ability to play a leading role in developing society.
Kuwaiti women were more fortunate than their peers the Gulf region, as many of them had the opportunity to enroll in regular education since the 1950’s, which had a great impact on establishing an educated society where women account for 47 percent of its labor market nowadays, she noted. She also stressed the importance of women to have trust in their capabilities and potentials to achieve their goals. Sheikh Intisar expressed the hope that societies will change their stereotypical thinking that considers men as the main component for any society, reaffirming that successful societies are those who depend on both men and women in the working environment.