Monday, June 11, 2007

Kuwait bans women from working at night .

Kuwait bans women from working at night

A law passed unanimously by the Kuwaiti parliament on Monday means that women in the country are no longer allowed to work at night. The law means that any job (with the exception of those working in the medical profession) between 8.00pm and 7.00am will be closed to the women of Bahrain.
The government also banned women from working in jobs that "contravene with public morals and in all-men service places at any time." Kuwaiti women won a four decade struggle last year when the were granted full political rights and allowed to partake in parliamentary elections for the first time in June 2006. Do you think it is right to ban women from working during the night? How do you think this will affect different industries. Do you feel this law is a step back for the women of Kuwait?

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