Women's Rights in Focus: Kuwait
Findings from July 2004 focus groups with Kuwaitis on women's rights.
By Brian Katulis
Sponsored by Freedom House's Survey of Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa
As the Kuwaiti National Assembly considers a law that would grant Kuwaiti women political rights for the first time in Kuwait's history, a series of focus groups conducted with Kuwaitis finds modest support for granting women the right to vote, but less enthusiasm for women running as candidates in elections. Conducted with a cross section of Kuwaitis from Kuwait City and Al-Jahra in July 2004, the focus group research offers fresh perspective on public attitudes on key issues related to women's rights. Designed to complement other efforts aimed at identifying the challenges and opportunities for empowering women, this public opinion research project is one component of Freedom House's Survey of Women's right in the Middle East and North Africa.
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