First Gulf Country Appoints Woman Judge
Bahrain has become the first country in the Gulf to appoint a woman judge, Mona Jassem Al Kawari. "I am very proud to be the first woman judge in Bahrain," Kawari said after her appointment. "This nomination does not surprise me though because his majesty has been encouraging women since the launch of reforms." Bahraini women voted for the first time in 2001.