The Emirati Women’s Day
He pointed out that the unlimited support of the wise leadership helped women to believe in their abilities and make several gains to contribute to the community development. The Emirati women is now present on all levels, especially the economic one and is now occupying the highest positions in the biggest companies, which made from her a large contributor to the trade and economic activities in the country.
H.E Al Mheiri expressed his utmost thanks and sincere appreciation to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, for her confidence and continuous support for Emirati women in playing their role in the comprehensive and sustainable development process.
The Director General remarked that the announcement of H.H. Sheikha Fatima that the 28th of August will be a national day to celebrate the Emirati woman starts from her belief in the role of women side by side with the man in the development and prosperity of the society.
He added that the slogan of this year celebration is “Women is a Symbol of Tolerance” came to emphasize that the Emirati woman plays a huge role in spreading the culture of tolerance and coherence inside the her family and the society as a whole. This slogan also adds value to women since it copes with the decision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to increase the percentage of women representation in the Federal National Council to 50%. This is a historic step that should solidify the high position of the UAE on the world map in regard to political empowerment of women and should push forward the potential of realizing one of the objectives of UAE Vision 2021, which is placing our country amongst the top countries in the index of gender equality.