Share |

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

International Women's Day Provides Women Around the World with Strength

At a forum celebrating International Women's Day in Kuwait on Monday, Aseel al Awadhi, a Kuwaiti MP, stated that the Parliament's Committee for Women and Family Affairs will propose legislation this month in an effort to end discrimination against women

The National reported that the bill will focus on changing laws that prevent Kuwaiti women who marry non-Kuwaitis from passing citizenship to their children and try to boost the number of women in top positions in government and judiciary. Read more here.

International Women's Day is not only a time to acknowledge the struggles women still face around the world, but it is also a time to reflect on progress made and to call for change. This forum is one of thousands of events that were held around the world to celebrate International Women's Day on Monday. To me, this is a clear sign of commitment and progress, and gives women, and especially those who really struggle against discrimination, around the world hope.

See Ban Ki-moon's Message from the UN on International Women's Day:


Post a Comment


©2009 The Rights Times | Template Blue by TNB