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Women in Diplomacy

Women in Diplomacy is a feature that highlights women diplomats in Kuwait, as well as women who use informal ‘hearts and minds’ diplomacy to further strengthen relations between two countries. Through a series of interviews with these dynamic women in diplomacy, The Times Kuwait will provide readers with valuable insights and glimpses into their lives as they go about making a difference in relations between countries.

International Women’s Day 2022 – H.E. Belinda Lewis, Ambassador of United Kingdom

During the course of my career, as a manager, mentor and human resources director, I have found that more women than men tend to...

International Women’s Day 2022 – H.E. Lena Maryana, Ambassador of Indonesia

During your tenure in Kuwait what is your opinion about women's empowerment in society Kuwaiti women have long been recognized as pioneers with a voice...

International Women’s Day 2022 – H.E. Dr. Ameera Alhassan Head of UN-Habitat GCC, Kuwait...

Kuwaiti women's role in their society was established long before Kuwait independence in 1960. The first informal school for girls was opened in 1926,...

International Women’s Day 2022 : H.E. Aliya Mawani, Ambassador of Canada

During your tenure in Kuwait what is your opinion about women’s empowerment in society? Kuwait is full of talented, creative and inspiring women, and I...

International Women’s Day 2022 – H.E. Nisreen Rubaian, UNHCR Representative to Kuwait

During your tenure in Kuwait what is your opinion about women's empowerment in society? Kuwait has been at the forefront of progressive change, and its...

International Women’s Day 2022 – H.E. Halima Abdille Mahmoud, Ambassador of Kenya

In your career have you faced discrimination or hurdles being a woman I have not come across direct/overt discrimination due to my gender, but I...

International Women’s Day 2022 – H.E. Claudia Alejandra Zampieri, Ambassador of Argentina

About women’s empowerment in society: I am sure that if women occupied more positions as decision makers there would be fewer conflicts in the...

International Women’s Day 2022 : H.E. Haja Ishata Thomas, Ambassador of Sierra Leone

During your tenure in Kuwait, what is your opinion about women’s empowerment in society? Women’s empowerment in Kuwaiti society is a work in progress. There...

Promoting Economic diplomacy between Indonesia and Kuwait

Her Excellency Lena Maryana Ambassador to Kuwait of the Republic of Indonesia On 22 December 2022, the new Ambassador of Indonesia to Kuwait H.E. Lena Maryana...

Making a smooth move from teacher to diplomat

BY REAVEN D'SOUZA MANAGING EDITOR Kuwait’s first woman diplomat from Africa, the Ambassador of Sierra Leone H.E. Haja Ishata Thomas, has come a long way from...



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