Women's Roles In Qatar Essay

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Qatar is one the fastest developing countries in the world. It is also one of the richest countries. Since the mid – 1800s Qatar was ruled by Al-Thani.Oil and gas are the two main sources of the country’s income and since these sources will eventually finish, Qatar thought of another way to increase the income. They decided to provide quality education to their people.In Qatar, women’s education is considered extremely important; it replaces the traditional roles of women. By providing them education, they do more then just care for their children and husband. Qatar has greatly developed in the past 15 years; however it is a shame that in this journey they have lost their culture.I personally think that my sisters and I are attending mix American Universities due to this development. The recent financial crisis resulted in a decline in oil prices and the budget of projects in 2009 and thus, in order to save Qatar’s future plan B was implemented. (Qatar, 1)According to her highness Sheikha Moza Al-Misnad “Education is the key to any major Development” (Qatar Foundation). Through her guidance Qatar Foundation was established. It started from Qatar Academy in 1996. Due to the support of her highness women now could go to college. She opened Virginia Commonwealth University; it was the first university in Education city, which was only for girls.H.H. Sheikha Moza was and is an inspiration for every successful woman. Before she established QF , women’s only choice would be Qatar University, the education there was not of a high standard.Due to strong cultural beliefs many Qatari families have very conventional thinking; they believe that girls shouldn’t be educated in the same institution as men. Due to this H.H Sheikha Moza paid great attention to Qatar university by opening new majors and rebuilding it, however it still could not beat the educational standard of Qatar Foundation.Major developments have been made in Qatari women’s life, in the past women were not allowed to do a lot of things as they were prohibited in their culture. However now these women are allowed to all those activities. In the past women were not allowed get an education. If she did then after she finished it she had to either stay at her father’s house or get married and look after her husband.Since 1995 a lot of things have changed in Qatar, these changes have a huge impact on women’s life. Women became important in the society and in fact in a few fields women were considered better then men. Currently Women are allowed to complete their education in any institution in Qatar or outside of Qatar (depending of her. Family). Due to the country’s high interest in educating women, the country will be responsible for the education fees as well as the monthly allowance. This may still be impossible in some traditional families; where a girl is not allowed to travel with out a man to protect her.Another...

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