Wednesday, January 25, 2006

National women demand equal citizenship rights :: Gulf News

[Welcome to lgf readers. Thanks to RTLM whose comment brought you here. I encourage you to take a look around The Emirates Economist. And before you leave I want to be sure to impress upon you that the United Arab Emirates is not to be confused with Saudi Arabia. Not in the least. The sorts of issues women face here I put on par with the issues American women faced 50 years ago or less. And progress has been rapid and continues.]

This is the first public protest UAE national women have carried out to demand equal rights.
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"This protest is to ask for our equal rights as citizens of the UAE," a spokeswoman said. "We should have the same rights as men when it comes to marrying foreigners. Our children should be citizens, and have access to free university education, health care and passports."
The Khaleej Times report treats the protest as minor news.



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