Women's suffrage in Kuwait
When voting was first introduced in Kuwait in 1985, Kuwaiti women had the right to vote. The right was later removed. In May 2005, the Kuwaiti parliament re-granted female suffrage. The bill, which passed with 40 votes for and 10 against, allowed women to vote and run in parliamentary and local elections. Four years later, in May 2009, four female candidates won parliamentary seats in a general election.
In the area of nationality, Kuwaiti women do not have the right to give her children Kuwaiti citizenship if she marries a non-Kuwaiti man. Kuwaiti women cannot receive residential care and other rights that men can have if they marry non-Kuwaiti women.