The UAE celebrates the Women's Day of the UAE, which is being held this year under the slogan "Women on the Zayed Road" .The event coincides with the centenary of Zayed and the announcement of His Highness Shaykh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE. Logo «General Zayed».
Leadership leadership to celebrate this occasion, which takes place on August 28 each year, reflects her belief in the importance of the contribution of the UAE's daughter and its role in the development and rebirth of the country.
The celebration of this year, under the slogan "Women on the Zayed Road", confirms the role of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God bless him and grant him peace, in determining the path of women in the UAE. More than the vision of women if they take their prominent role in society and should not impede progress.
Emirati women have direct support from His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince Abu Dhabi, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed Forces, and his highness Sheikhs, members of the Supreme Court, rulers of the UAE.
Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Youth, has contributed to strengthening the presence of Emirati women by supporting their empowerment programs & # 39; s and involving them in development program & # 39; s in all areas of public life.
Her Highness added that it has added human dimensions to the public work of women through its important initiatives aimed at protecting women and providing them with comprehensive care, and their protection and preservation of their human dignity in different parts of the world expand.
The Emirati women have shown their strong presence and their active and distinctive contribution by serving their country in various areas of work, including the presidency of the Federal National Council and the adoption of ministerial positions in the federal government by 9 female ministers, 27% of the total number of ministers and their prominent presence in the diplomatic corps and joining the ranks of the National Service, Police and Security Armed Forces.
The presence of Emirati women in the space science, technology, engineering and medicine sectors has been an important factor in achieving the development goals to make a quantum leap in the national economy. Emirati women have made inspirational success stories in all workplaces and have proven to be very competent and responsible.
Program & # 39; s download
The General Women's Union, led by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, completed the preparations to celebrate the UAE Women's Day, which includes many programs and events that focus on the appreciation of Emirati women and their efforts at emphasized many areas.
The Women's Union stressed that the celebration of Women's Day in the UAE is a national occasion and calls on the community institutions and individuals to participate in this celebration in honor of Emirati women.
The Women's Union said that the slogan of women's day in the UAE on the Zayed approach, launched by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak to celebrate this anniversary, did not come from a vacuum, but the truth. This is the approach that Zayed Al-Khair has devised, his Highness the rulers of the UAE and the rulers of the Emirates followed his approach.
Encyclopedia of women
In the year 2018, the General Women & # 39; s Union launched the UAE Women's Encyclopaedia, the first documented electronic reference on all matters relating to women in the UAE, its performance and its progress (UAEW.AE). The Encyclopedia allows members of official representatives, personalities and women's experts to access a number of services, the management of operational objectives, the management of encyclopedia content, the management of the personalities of women and the portal of investors.
The encyclopaedia is classified as a "Wikipedia" on the web The implementation of the encyclopedia is divided into three phases: the first is the launch of an interactive platform that facilitates the monitoring of the implementation plans for all actors working on achieving the objectives of the national strategy for empowerment and leadership of women. Provides guidance and guidance to all institutions involved in implementing the strategy, clarifying the mechanism of the interactive platform and its importance in enriching the content of the UAE Women's Encyclopedia.
The second phase is the launch of the investor portal, which offers the private sector the opportunity to familiarize itself with the initiatives and projects of the executive agencies of the strategy and to pave the way for the private sector to contribute to the implementation process.There a forum will be organized for all members represented by official bodies, The best experience in implementing the strategy with the opportunity to get to know and improve the coordination between all members.
The third phase includes the activation of the access service for all members of the community and researchers who want to enter and implement data plans, programs and initiatives for the empowerment of women.
The women's day in the UAE was launched in 2015. In 2015 Umm Al-Emarat chose the theme "Women & # 39; s Women" and the slogan "Women and Innovation". Good and tender ».
Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, president of the General Women's Group, the Supreme President of the Foundation for Family Development, the President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Youth, announced the theme of Women's Day 2018 during the celebration of International Women's Day. in the UAE. Her Highness said in a speech that "The realization of women in the UAE is due to the genuine efforts of the UAE's founder and the founder of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, in the support and empowerment of women and then the leadership of the UAE under the direction of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahhi HH Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy Commander-in-Chief of the UAE Armed forces and their high-ranking members Members of the Supreme Council Rulders Emirates who continue the march and ridicule all opportunities for women to take steps and exist at any location can gain access to it and work in it.
She said that the Emirati women received full support and assistance and full equality between them and men through the wise leadership. That is why the UAE has achieved a gender balance and women are present in all professional and professional positions in all public and private sectors. their ability to continue the development process in the country. To advanced levels.
The Women's Union said in a report that the Emirati women and mother were inspired by the values of the good of their society and were able to achieve their goal in work and performance and now they are raising their children to the values of the good that have inspired them from their leadership and will succeed them in the past in achieving the desired progress in education Young people about the ethics of love for good and soft and the values of justice and justice besides attending all areas of national action.
Despite the short period in which Emirati women have achieved significant success, the continued perseverance and UAE efforts to bring women into the UAE at a high level for women in the world have attracted regional, Arab and international attention.
The UAE has played a leading role in the empowerment of women in the region and paved the way for women from the Emirates to hold leadership positions in both the government and the private sector. About 70% of students in their schools and universities has been female for five consecutive years. And has played an important and active role in all areas through the political empowerment programs set up by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE.
Since its founding on December 2, 1971, the state has focused on promoting women and their empowerment to play their natural role as an active participant in the process of sustainable development.
The footsteps of Zayed
The deceased Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may God be merciful to him, tenacious to supporting women and enabling them their right to economic development in the country and the participation of her brother to work for the building of the country on to take. And keep his prosperity.
The wise leadership of the state came to follow the national march in the country, this is not the case, according to his highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE We regard women as an important part of the UAE society and a partner of men in all workplaces. Is the culmination of a long process drawn up by the founder, the late father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who gladly encouraged women and enabled them to exercise their rights alongside men.
The country was in 38th place in the Women & # 39; s Empowerment Index and this distinction was also reflected in the high prestige and respect granted to women during the 2017 Human Rights Conference, which was recently held in Geneva, while international officials at the conference stated that the UAE is one of the best performing countries in the world. Region in the field of empowerment of women and gender equality.
Rights and privileges
The State Constitution guarantees women their constitutional rights, especially the right to work, social security, property, management and money, access to all educational services at all stages, health and social care, equality in equal pay for men, ministerial positions, membership of the Federal National Council and even the UAE's accession At all international conferences on women's issues and the protection of their rights.
The state has taken a number of measures to enable women to establish national mechanisms, such as women's institutions that promote women in various fields, such as the General Women's Union, which is working on the development of strategic national plans for the promotion of women, women's associations, the Foundation for Family Development in Abu Dhabi The Supreme Council for the Family of Sharjah and the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Youth.
The state also wanted to accede to the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and to conclude nine international treaties on the regulation of working hours, equal pay and other privileges and the adoption of legislation and laws that provide legal protection for women and everyone punishments that violate women's violence. .
Since the launch of Her Majesty Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, the National Strategy for the Empowerment of Emirati women, the march of women in March 2015 has witnessed several qualitative leaps that cast a shadow over the continuous progress observed in all areas. .This strategy was the general framework and reference for all federal, civil society in the development of plans and action programs to provide women with a decent life so that they can lead an initiative that participates in all aspects of the process of sustainable development, to achieve the quality of life.
Fatima Volunteer Program
In August 2017, on the occasion of the celebration of Women's Day in the UAE, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the mother of the UAE, launched the Fatima Bint Mubarak program to volunteer for women and children at local and international level by volunteering and humanitarian activities through initiatives to attract and rehabilitate Capacity building and empowerment of women and children in the field of volunteering.
Percentage of Emirati female employees in the federal government
According to statistics from the past year, Emirati women represented 22% of the FNC members and even came to her presidency as the first country in the Arab world. Emirati women represent 66% of federal government employees, 30% in decision-making positions. And the number of women ministers in the federal government has reached eight female ministers, a step that has shown that it shows the commitment and attention of political leadership to make women stronger.
In the field of education, Emirati women account for 74 percent of university students and 41 percent of faculty members in 2015/2016, while they are ambassadors and diplomats of 234 out of a total of 741 in this area. Women reached the judiciary and the armed forces, including female judges and senior officers.
Economically, the number of Emirates businessmen reached 23,000 women who carry out projects with a capital of an estimated 50 billion dirhams. In it, he witnessed the remarkable progress of Emirati women at all levels and witnessed the great success she has achieved, which is the same kindness and tenderness that characterized her throughout her career.
This opportunity follows remarkable progress for Emirati women in all areas of empowerment and gender equality, which she sought to achieve with the support of the country's wise leadership and the leader of humanitarian action Sheikh Fatima, President of the General Women's Union and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Youth.