Exciting news here in Kuwait...the first women have been elected to the Kuwait Parliament. First time in history! Women only gained the right to vote in 2006, and although some have run for MP (member of parliament) in the two elections since 2006, none have ever won. Yesterday was election day here in Kuwait. One of my coworkers, Hala, has been working tirelessly on Dr. Aseel's campaign (she was one of 16 women to run for office)...and Dr. Aseel won! This is a very special moment for this country, and for women in the predominantly-Muslim gulf countries. Congratulation ladies!