Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Qatari Women

Qatar is widely considered a conservative Muslim country.  Many of the women on the street are covered from head to toe in a black burqa.  

On the other hand, at the conference, the welcoming address was given by the president of Qatar University, Professor Sheikha Al-Misnad.  She is obviously a woman.  Many of the attendees at the conference are also women.  

I understand also that women in Qatar can vote and run for public office.  This place is full of fascinating contrasts, while it modernises and adapts to a changing world.  

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