Kuwaiti girls can be allowed to enlist within the navy in fight roles for the primary time after years of getting been restricted to civilian roles, the military stated Tuesday.
Defence Minister Hamad Jaber al-Ali al-Sabah stated the door had been opened for ladies to affix varied fight ranks, together with as officers, the Kuwait Armed Forces tweeted.
“The time has come for Kuwaiti women to be given the opportunity to enter the Kuwaiti military side by side with their brothers,” the minister stated in remarks carried by state information company KUNA.
He expressed confidence in girls’s “capabilities… and their ability to endure hardship”.
Kuwaiti girls earned the appropriate to vote in 2005 and have been lively each in cupboard and parliament — although they didn’t acquire any seats within the present parliament.
Unlike different Gulf international locations, Kuwait’s parliament enjoys legislative energy and lawmakers have been identified to problem the federal government and royals.