Kuwait is a constitutional monarchy ruled by the Al-Sabah family since 1991. It was the first of the states in the Gulf to have an elected parliament, but more than two-thirds of the people living in Kuwait do not hold Kuwaiti citizenship and cannot vote in parliamentary elections.
Women were granted full political rights in 2005, and In May 2009 four women were elected to the National Assembly.
From the beginning of 2011 Kuwaitis demonstrated for government reforms, resulting in the government’s resignation in November 2011.
|Female population:||1,067,936 persons|
|65 years and over:|
|Life expectancy at birth (women):||78.3 years|
|Fertility rate:||2.64 children/woman|
|Total literacy rate:|
|Total literacy rate among females:||95%|
|School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):||13 years|
|Female enrolment at higher education:||29% (2006)|
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By Aida Doggui Moreno og Rikke Hostrup Haugbølle