May. 6, 2022

Kuwait’s Bidoon remain marginalized after six decades of statelessness  

Peninsula/Politics

“I often find myself in a closed circle of choices…I am limited in what I can achieve and what I can become in Kuwait,” researcher and rights activist Khadijah Al-Shammari told Amwaj.media about her life as a Kuwaiti Bidoon.

Meaning “without” in Arabic—as in “without citizenship”—Bidoon is a term used for Bedouins who were excluded from the Kuwaiti nation-building project after independence from Britain in 1961. Government sources say the stateless community is 85,000-strong, but activists estimate the real figure to be upwards of 200,000...

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Nazeeha Saeed
Nazeeha Saeed
Nazeeha Saeed is a journalist and international correspondent from Bahrain. As an advocate, she also won ... Full Bio
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