I cannot be selfish to continue living my own life as though that these unfair treatments not exist.
I started volunteering in school and found myself reading more into politics, with the help of our Model United Nations club. These incidences attracted me towards society. Additionally, my interest was aroused in certain political matters when I attended BMUN (Berkley Model United Nations) in March 2008. I was impressed with the intricacy, challenges, and need for patience. Moreover, I felt passionate about a pressing issue in my countrys politics-the right for women to vote. Unfortunately, even when Kuwait is one of the most democratic countries in the Arab world, only approximately half of the population can vote, with half of the total population being Kuwaiti citizens. I befriended many young Kuwaitis who shared my enthusiasm for change. Many conservatives have had a grip on the parliamentary vote since parliament was established, leaving liberals powerless. However, the liberal youth united to organize a protest in front of parliament that I proudly participated in. My exposure to this unexceptional experience provided me with a sense of fulfillment; a motivation to do something against injustice, to become more focused with leadership attitude; and determination what I want to do for rest of my life.
The conservatives had no basis for their arguments against womens right to vote, not even a religious one. Our mothers, sisters, classmates and co-workers were all contributing to society just as men, and women’s concerns, awareness and ability for our country’s welfare was just as sincere as men’s. The conservatism has really affected Kuwait negatively. That day we stood in the scorching summer of Kuwait in front of the all-male parliament, protesting and asking for equal status for our fellow citizens. Protests are not prevalent in Kuwait and our presence was overwhelming, so we received a lot of local and