Kuwait has higher female labor market participation than other GCC countries; further improvements in labor force participation can support future growth prospects. In the s their access to education and employment increased dramatically. In , the Emir Sheikh Jaber Al-Sabah promulgated a decree granting women suffrage after the parliament was dissolved, however, it was overturned by the new parliament just months later by two-votes difference. Journal of International Development. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal. Kuwaiti women played a large role in resisting the Iraqi invasion in Outline Index Category Portal.