While women in the United States fight for the right to be treated fairly at work, among other things, women in Kuwait will have to fight if they want the right to work at all at night. The detailed news follows:
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 Kuwait.
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.