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The latest woman to be appointed minister in a Kuwaiti government has pledged a new approach to her performance and called for securing more rights for women.
“I will see to work at the ministry based on a new strategy that will match its local and international dimensions and outreach,” Dhikra Al Rashidi, the minister of social affairs and labour, said.
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Minister for Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal wants to support Arab women who played an active role in the “Arab spring”. To move the process forward, Denmark is contributing DKK 34 million. “Denmark wants to provide support and set an example of a society where women have a large measure of equal rights”, Søvndal told Kristeligt Dagblad.