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Why Arab women are still in the slow lane of reform

Kuwait’s move to appoint two women to its municipal council is the latest in a series of timid but sure steps toward granting women more say in the country’s decision-making process. Yesterday’s move comes a month after Parliament gave women the right to vote and run for elections, despite opposition by hard-line Islamist MPs. But while Kuwait’s move is welcome, it also serves to highlight the discrimination women still suffer in the Arab world. Timid as it is, what Kuwait has done represents a major leap. For women in other parts of the Middle East, most notably Saudi Arabia, the journey to even Kuwait’s proposal, is a long way off. Full Story

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