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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - EMIRATI WOMEN'S DAY

Emirati Women's Day's theme announced

Posted on 26/02/2017

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood announced adoption of a new theme for the 'Emirati Women's Day', celebrated yearly on 28th August. Sheikha Fatima said the new theme 'Women are partners in giving', was adopted to reflect women's role in the community welfare and in the success of the 'Year of Giving' initiative, launched by ...  >>MORE

Emirati women break glass ceiling

Posted on 01/09/2015

Emirati women have established themselves as a central part of the country's workforce in just 30 years, whereas women in Europe spent up to three centuries striving to fight for their rights, a forum held at the General Women's Union heard. Today, over 100,000 Emirati women make up UAE's workforce and the country's profits are expected to increase by 12 per cent if the UAE sees even greater participation from them, Fatima Al Shamsi, deputy vice chancellor for administration at Paris-Sorbonne ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima: 28th August is historic day for mothers of martyrs

Posted on 01/09/2015

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha 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, the GWU organised the Emirati Women Forum under the theme 'Emirati Servicewomen: Achievements and Gains' to mark the 1st Emirati Women's Day, observed on 28th August. 'On this day, 28th August 2015, we dedicate our celebration of the first Emirati Women's Day to ...  >>MORE

UAE mission at Expo Milan marks Emirati Woman's Day

Posted on 30/08/2015

MILAN: The UAE mission at Expo Milan observed on Friday Emirati Woman's Day by paying rich tribute to the achievements scored by Emirati women, thanks to continuous support from the UAE leadership. Participants in the celebration also cited conspicuous support to the women empowerment by H.H. Sheikha 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 ...  >>MORE

Women lead day of national pride

Posted on 29/08/2015

Hundreds of residents turned out for the first Emirati Women's Day parade yesterday. Held at the Yas Mall to escape the hot and humid conditions, the inaugural event drew women, children and men from across the emirate as part of a national day of celebration of the vital role that women play in UAE society. As well as the parade, visitors to the busy mall on Yas Island were also treated to a display by female members of the UAE Jiujitsu federation, organised by the National Olympic ...  >>MORE

UAE women taking up senior political, executive and legislative roles: Arab Parliament speaker

Posted on 29/08/2015

Speaker of the Arab Parliament, Ahmed Mohammed Al Jarwan, has congratulated H.H. Sheikha 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, on the occasion of the 1st Emirati Women's Day, observed on 28th August. The date marks the anniversary of the creation of the General Women's Union (GWU) in 1975, and is considered an occasion to celebrate the ...  >>MORE

Emirati Women’s Day a milestone for the UAE, says daily

Posted on 29/08/2015

The UAE has declared 28th August of each year to be commemorated as Emirati Women's Day in recognition of the role Emirati women have played in the sustainable development of their country. The date marking the anniversary of the establishment of the UAE's General Women's Union, headed by Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GDW), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, in ...  >>MORE

Achievers speak about Emirati Women’s Day

Posted on 29/08/2015

Gender equality, it is said, is a journey and not a destination. For a young country like the UAE, this journey has been worthwhile as well as commendable in the way it has been charted. The role of Emirati women in shaping the UAE as one of the most dynamic and progressive nations has been exemplary. For over a century now, the global community has been celebrating an International Day for women in March, championing equal rights and equal opportunities for women. While the UAE celebrates ...  >>MORE

UN praises pioneering humanitarian role of the UAE

Posted on 28/08/2015

GENEVA: An official delegation from the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development Conference and Exhibition, DIHAD, visited the UN headquarters in Geneva last week to discuss the thirteenth edition of the DIHAD conference, covering topics, speakers and participating organisations. The visit was highlighted by a meeting with executives and decision makers from the UN and inviting them to share their expertise at the 13th DIHAD Conference and Exhibition which will be held next year at ...  >>MORE

UAE sets a role model for empowerment of women: Lubna Al Qasimi

Posted on 28/08/2015

Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister of International Cooperation and Development and President of Zayed University, stressed that celebrating the UAE Women's Day marks a milestone event allowing the UAE to stand tall in the international arena. 'The UAE has set itself up as a role model in the empowerment of women for the building and advancement of the nation. This event conveys a crystal-clear message that the UAE has established itself as a pioneer in all fields of development ...  >>MORE

Arab League congratulates Sheikha Fatima on Emirati Women's Day

Posted on 28/08/2015

CAIRO: The Arab League has congratulated H.H. Sheikha 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, on the occasion of the 1st Emirati Women's Day, observed on 28th August. The date marks the anniversary of the creation of the General Women's Union (GWU) in 1975, and is considered a chance to celebrate the achievements of Emirati women since the ...  >>MORE

Al Dhaheri: Emirati women have proven their ability to support sustainable development of our nation

Posted on 28/08/2015

On the occasion of Emirati Women's Day, Saeed Al Dhaheri, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, said that Emirati women have received care and support from the founding of the UAE until today, where the wise leadership under the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, gave great importance to women through the enhancement of their roles in the UAE community as a strategic partner in the development process, and the development of the basic pillars enabling women to compete in all ...  >>MORE

Influential Emirati women celebrate Emirati Women’s Day

Posted on 28/08/2015

Critical contributions by women in UAE society owe a great deal to the sage example set by Her Highness Sheikha 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. So say women serving in top financial, political, legal and cultural posts across the country, who praised and thanked Sheikha Fatima for her continuous commitment in championing the cause ...  >>MORE

RTA holds miscellaneous events in celebration of Emirati Women day

Posted on 28/08/2015

The Women's Committee at the Roads and Transport Authority, RTA, has held numerous events in celebration of Emirati Women's Day, launched by H.H. Sheikha 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. This year's celebrations are dedicated to show appreciation to the role of Emirati women serving in the armed forces as well as their noble ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima hails Emirati's Woman Day, praises UAE leadership on empowerment of Emirati women

Posted on 27/08/2015

H.H. Sheikha 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, has expressed her pleasure at dedicating the 1st Emirati Women's Day, observed on 28th August, to honour mothers of the martyrs and the women working in the armed forces. In a speech made to mark the day, Sheikh Fatima praised the support given to the UAE women by President His Highness ...  >>MORE

Ministry of Foreign Affairs' report on occasion of Emirati Women's Day on 28th August 2015

Posted on 27/08/2015

The UAE has not spared any effort in its creation of an environment that supports women and enables them to play an important role in the success of the nation, with men as their partners in achieving the nation's goals and in establishing its greatness and progress. The Emirati women have proven their ability to easily manage the tasks assigned to them in various fields. The UAE s leadership gives great importance to the empowerment of women and to advancing their status in all fields, ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima salutes mothers of martyrs on 1st Emirati Women's Day

Posted on 27/08/2015

H.H. Sheikha 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, has expressed her pleasure at dedicating the 1st Emirati Women's Day, observed on 28th August, to honour mothers of the martyrs and the women working in the armed forces. In a speech made to mark the day, Sheikh Fatima praised the support given to the UAE women by President His Highness ...  >>MORE

Dubai Police gives a big thanks to women

Posted on 27/08/2015

The head of Dubai Police has thanked the emirate's female officers to mark Emirati Women's Day. Maj Gen Khamis Al Mazeina, commander in chief of Dubai Police, also congratulated the leadership and thanked them for specifying a day in celebrating women and recognising their roles. He said Emirati women had reached high ranks in the military and police force and are dedicated to their duty with strength and bravery. Maj Gen Al Mazeina said women were maintaining the important gains and ...  >>MORE

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