Emirati Women’s Day: Inspiring Reality…Sustainable Future

On the 28th of August, the UAE celebrates Emirati Women’s Day to give homage to the country’s women. This year her highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, declared that the theme of Emirati Women’s Day 2022 will be: "Inspiring Reality... Sustainable Future". In this article, we will shed the light on the UAE’s achievements in supporting and empowering women.

Emirati Women’s Day

What to celebrate on Emirati women’s day:

1- Half a century of women’s empowerment

The young nation of the United Arab Emirates has not only achieved leaps in the fields of education, industry, and economic and social development, but it is also the leading country in the region when it comes to women empowerment. According to the 2022 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, the UAE was ranked 1st in the Arab world, and 1st globally in 5 of the report’s sub-indicators: enrolment in primary education, enrolment in secondary education, enrolment in tertiary education, the sex ratio at birth and women in parliament.

2- Supporting motherhood

Labor laws in the UAE have guaranteed working mothers generous maternity leave options. In addition to breaks and work hours adjustments to accommodate breastfeeding. There has also been an increase in hybrid and remote work models to support working mothers and help them maintain a balance between their jobs and their families. In addition to many other supporting services to make the lives of mothers easier.

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3- Advancements in women’s health

The health authorities in the UAE guarantee that women of all ages and nationalities, receive the best medical care in Pre-pregnancy care, Antenatal care, Postnatal care, and Breastfeeding counseling.

4- Fair legislation

The UAE law of personal affairs has vigorously protected women’s rights in marital and other familial affairs. In addition to offering women protection from all kinds of violence and unfair treatment.

5- Inspiration to future generations

The empowerment, protection, support, and care women receive in the UAE are an inspiration and a motivation for young women and girls across the nation. Women and girls in the Emirates have great aspirations and dreams to achieve greatness in the fields of science, space exploration, entrepreneurship, and beyond.

Wishing women across the UAE a very happy and inspiring Emirati Women’s Day!

 

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