Emirati Women’s Day commemorations declared by Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, will start on August 28.
The conception of women’s empowerment in the UAE is not just a label or a speculative conception, but has became a realistic and sensible actuality, personified in the active contribution of women in various areas of public life, because of the intelligent headship of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
August 28 was announced Emirati Women’s Day previously this year marking the formation of the GWU in 1975, and is believed a chance to commemorate Emirati women’s accomplishments as the group was established.
The day will from at this point will be a momentous day for mothers of martyrs. It will be also a day devoted to Emirati women serving in the Armed Forces. Meanwhile, Shaikha Fatima emphasized the consistency between the leadership and citizens, mentioning the orders of the UAE President to make November 30 Martyr’s Day.
On the other hand, she supported the logo for Emirati Women’s Day which signifies the individuality of Emirati women and describes the country’s flag with an illustration of a woman on one section.
Shaikha Fatima stressed her contentment with the answer and keenness of young Emirati women enlisting for national service. She recalled that the enlisting of Emirati women in the Armed Forces dates back to the period of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The UAE Cabinet agreed that there should be women members on the boards of trustees of all governmental authorities, establishments and corporation on 9 December.
Shaikha Fatima also commenced, in March 2015, the Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women in the UAE, 2015-2021, which gives a structure and reference for all federal and government organizations and civil society entities in developing strategies and work programmes to empower women in all fields.
This would elevate the UAE to a position on a par with developed nations in the field of women’s empowerment and headship.
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