By Khaled Al-Daihani
LONDON, Dec 2 (KUNA) -- Sheikha Dr. Suad Al-Sabah has won Arab Woman Award for 2016 due to her prominent role in promoting Arab women's position, and serving Arabic culture and arts. Sheikha Dr. Suad was feted during a ceremony thrown by the Arab Women Foundation in London late Thursday especially to award a constellation of Arab creative women in diverse realms.
The event was attended by a host of Arab businesswomen and ambassadors in the British capital, including Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in London and Kuwaiti Ambassador to UK Khaled Al-Dauwaisan, as well as London Mayor's representative.
Also honored during the ceremony were Amira Al-Taweel of Saudi Arabia for community leadership, Iman Ayadh for media, Taghreed Hekmat for law and Asmhan Al-Oufi for science.
The list also includes Salwa Al-Idrisi for business, Sawsan Al-Shaer of Bahrain for writing, Haseeba Bulqamra of Algeria for sports, Jannat Al-Jemeeli, an Iraqi girl of special needs, for art, Mazoon Rakan, a Syrian girl, for learning and the late chairwoman of Sharjah Businesswomen Council Amira bin Makram.
Speaking to KUNA, Sheikha Dr. Suad Al-Sabah's Representative Sheikha Omnia Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah said that in spite of hardships and incalculable social restrictions, Arab women could make their own way by holding high-level posts in various domains.
She said Sheikha Dr. Suad Al-Sabah was feted during the event thanks to her intellectual, cultural and poetic contributions, and her relentless support to writers through Suad Al-Sabah Polishing and Distribution House that was established in 1985.
Sheikha Suad Al-Sabah has devoted herself to promoting Arab women's position and providing intellectual, cultural, scientific, social and human services at both local and Arab levels, she added.
On his part, Ambassador Al-Duwaisan highly commended Sheikha Suad Al-Sabah as a literary and cultural icon not only in Kuwait but in the Arab world as well due to her great literary contributions. (end) khd.mt