Kuwaiti women can now become judges

However, several women applicants said that they would always recall the day they handed in their papers as “a historic breakthrough.”

“This is a beautiful day in my life,” an applicant who did not give her name, told local Arabic daily Al Qabas. “This is great because in the past women studied law for four years at the university and after they graduated they were employed in other specialities. Their highest ambition was to become lawyers,” she said.

Another applicant said that she was shocked by the opposition at allowing women to become judges.

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