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Women's Rights in the Middle East

Center for the Middle East

Women’s Representation in Authoritarian Regimes

Marwa Shalaby | Adan Obeid

Women’s Representation in Authoritarian Regimes.

Whereas the royal decree granting Kuwaiti women the right to vote and run for elections in May 2005 raised hopes for political recognition, the glass ceiling remains intact, blocking females’ access to the decision-making process, write fellow Marwa Shalaby and research associate Adan Obeid. The authors examine the factors affecting women's political representation in the Kuwaiti parliament in this article published by the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs: