UAE President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan congratulated women across the UAE.
On the special occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, via X, formerly known as Twitter, he wrote:
“To the mother of the Emirates, my sisters, the mother of my sons, my daughters.
To the Emirati women, daughters of Zayed, you are the radiance on the face of the nation.
Whose path has been blessed by you, and the glad tidings of its progress.”
The UAE President, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, also said:
“We are an asset in times of giving.
Also we are lucky in moments of excellence.
Your role is the foundation, and your ambition is the sky.”
Furthermore, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, on this occasion said in a message on social media:
“Women were “partners in progress, builders of generations, mothers of martyrs, and achievers.
With each passing year, may you grow stronger, more beautiful, and better.
While our nation continues to commemorate your accomplishments and excellence.”
Also, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid wrote, in a post accompanied by a video outlining how women were at the heart of Emirati life.
“May our families thrive, and our society prosper as we wish for God’s protection and the continued flourishing of our country with glory, goodness, unity, and love.”
Sheikha Fatima, Mother of the Nation, has praised the “unwavering commitment” of Emirati women.
On Emirati Women’s Day, Sheikha Fatima paid tribute to the efforts of women, which have proved to be an “essential foundation” in the country’s rich history.
Emirati women are paving the way “for a future filled with ambitious and promising accomplishments”.
Also, she said in an uplifting message shared by the Abu Dhabi Media Office on Monday.
“As we celebrate Emirati Women’s Day 2023, it brings me joy to applaud your efforts and accomplishments.
Which has been an essential foundation in shaping our country’s history,” Sheikha Fatima said.
Furthermore, here are some specific examples of the progress that has been made in women’s empowerment in the UAE:
- Education: In 2022, women made up 60% of university students due to equal access to education at all levels.
- Workforce participation: The percentage of women in the UAE’s workforce has increased from 25% in 2000 to 42% in 2022.
- Political representation: Women make up 20% of the UAE’s Federal National Council, the country’s upper house of parliament.
- Legislation: The UAE has passed a number of laws to protect women’s rights, including laws against domestic violence and sexual harassment.
Emirati Women’s Day is observed on August 28 each year and serves as an opportunity to reflect on the contributions of talented women to the UAE’s development.