Political Societies and the Question of Electing a Woman!
The Secretary-General of the Supreme Council for Women, Dr Lulu
Al Awadi, believes that the announcement of female candidates for
the 2010 parliamentary elections came late. She hopes that women
will win and stated that the candidates do not rely on their competence
but the support of the political societies. She also pointed out
that the position of independent candidates is not better than the
female candidates who lack the support of political societies. She
also added that the political societies’ support for women remains
theoretical but in practice women are not part of their priorities.
She also stated that political societies do not want to risk a guaranteed
seat for women’s sake, stressing the importance of women having
political presence in Parliament.