Emirati Women's Day “Women Are the Icons of Tolerance”

29/08/2019 Justice, safety and the law | Major General Khalifa Hareb Al Khaiaili, Head of the Institutional Development Council

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Celebrating the Emirati Women’s Day is an earned recognition of their years long efforts under the leadership of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and Chairwoman of the Motherhood and Childhood Supreme Council, Mother of the Nation.  Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak has set for Emirati young women a clear path that begins with ambition and ends with ‘nothing is impossible’.”


Emirati women enjoy the unwavering appreciation and support of the wise leadership since the inception of the federation. He noted that the Founding Father and the Builder of the Modern UAE the Late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, was always keen to support women, empower them, eliminate all obstacles hindering their progress, and recognize their rights.


The vision and wise leadership continued during the era of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; and His brother His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. He added that His Highness Sheikh Khalifa intensified the support provided to women by launching ambitious programs, and opened new doors for women in innovation and creativity so as to support the Emirati man in different fields. He noted that due to this, the Emirati woman was able to occupy the highest political, executive, legislative and leadership roles involved in setting strategies and making decisions.


Emirati women proved and are still proving day after day their efficiency and excellence in all the missions assigned to them, thanks to the attention and keenness of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces who continued supporting Emirati women. He mentioned that Emirati women showed great presence and exceptional giving capabilities in serving their country in different fields including their participation in the front lines of police, security, armed forces and national service.


The MoI has extended to women in its forces a special attention through several supportive programs and initiatives to empower them, contribute to their excellence at work and enable them to best perform their national duty. He explained that Emirati women in the police and the army forces proved their ability to perform their tasks with strength and courage, and that they were partners of their male counterparts in preserving the achievements and accomplishments of our beloved country.


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