MP: Kuwaiti women enjoy constitutional rights

LUSAKA, Zambia, March 21 (KUNA) — A Kuwaiti member of parliament said on Monday Kuwaiti women enjoy constitutional rights, primarily effective political involvement, and religious and legal protection.
Speaking to reporters after attending an International Parliamentary Union (IPU) democracy committee meeting in the Zambian capital of Lusaka, MP Awda Al-Rowaie said Kuwait has enabled women to practice their political rights thanks to religious legislations and historical practices.
He stressed that Kuwaiti women have never been subject to any form of intimidation and violence in the country.
He opined that the issue of women’s empowerment regarding effective political participation sharing responsibility with men is occasionally put on table owing to cultural and historical differences among people.
“However, belief in women’s political rights and empowerment differs from one person to another,” the Kuwaiti MP argued.
Al-Rowaie is a member of the Kuwaiti delegation, headed by National Assembly Speaker and Chairman of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union Marzouq Al-Ghanim, to the 134th meeting of the IPU and meetings of the standing committees of International Peace and Security, Sustainable Development, Finance and Trade, Democracy and Human Rights and UN Affairs.
The delegation also includes MPs Humoud Al-Hamdan, Faisal Al-Shaye, Hamdan Al-Azmi, Khalil Abdullah, and National Assembly Secretary General Allam Al-Kandari. (Pick up previous)