“Kuwait has appointed its first female cabinet minister a month after parliament agreed to let women vote and stand for office,” reports the BBC. “Massouma al-Mubarak, a political science professor and columnist, was named as planning minister and minister for administrative development.” Earlier this month …
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Earlier this month, the U.S. allied country appointed two women to its municipal council for the first time, in another historic move after it granted women suffrage last month


Kuwait would be the third country in the conservative Gulf Arab region to have a woman cabinet member.

Rola Dashti, a leading women’s rights activist and close friend of Mubarak, told Reuters: “Dr. Massouma al-Mubarak has been informed that she has been appointed as planning minister and minister of state for administrative development affairs.”

PHOTO ABOVE: “Kuwaiti women have welcomed the political reforms,” BBC. I could not find a photo of Ms. Mubarak.

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