Template:Human Rights of Kuwait Women in Kuwait are considered to be among the most emancipated women in the Gulf region. Women in Kuwait can travel, drive, and work without their fathers' or husbands' consent and they even hold some senior government positions. Women in Kuwait are able to work freely and can achieve postitions of power and influence.
Women in Kuwait gained the right to vote and stand in parliamentary and local elections in May 2005. And in October 2009 Kuwait's constitutional court ruled that women were able to gain their own passports, without the consent of their husbands.