Vice President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance and Director General of the Media Office of the Government of Dubai Mona Ghanem Al-Marri extended her congratulations and blessings to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme President
To the Family Development Foundation (Mother of the Nation) on the occasion of International Women’s Day, praising the support and care provided by Her Highness to Emirati women at all levels.
She also extended her congratulations and blessings to the wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance and President of the Dubai Women’s Establishment on this occasion.
She appreciated the efforts of Her Highness in supporting women and consolidating gender balance as a sustainable approach in all sectors of the country through qualitative initiatives and projects that translate the vision and directives of the wise leadership to enhance the role of women and raise the UAE’s global position in the file of gender balance.
She said that dedicating a women’s day at the global level comes in appreciation of her efforts, giving and her indispensable role in achieving development, economic and social prosperity and political stability, and shedding light on the challenges she faces in many societies and ways
Overcoming them, in addition to finding the best ways and policies that enhance ways of benefiting from their capabilities to find solutions to global challenges such as the environment, climate and establishing peace and security.
A qualitative impact on the balance file globally
She added that International Women’s Day coincides this year with the UAE hosting an exceptional edition of the World Expo with the participation of 192 countries, and the Emirates Council for Gender Balance was keen to have a distinguished participation in this global event with the support of
Under the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, through qualitative initiatives and projects that have been implemented in cooperation with the Women’s Pavilion since the launch of the exhibition last October, with the aim of making a qualitative impact on the issue of gender balance at the international level.
She added that Expo 2020 Dubai represented a favorable opportunity to strengthen global partnerships in order to accelerate the implementation of the fifth goal of the sustainable development goals related to gender balance and the empowerment of all girls and women in various fields through a constructive dialogue during which visions are exchanged.
And ideas on the best ways and policies that support gender and highlight the important role of women in achieving sustainable development in any society. The Emirates Council for Gender Balance, in cooperation with the Women’s Pavilion, was keen to enrich this constructive global dialogue with the participation of leaders
International, officials, wives of heads of state, representatives of international organizations concerned with gender balance and female figures who shared with visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai their inspiring life and professional experiences that had a tangible impact in promoting women’s rights and gains in their countries, and this translates into
Meaningful and constructive global dialogue The theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”
The file, which is a national priority in the next fifty-year plan.
The Vice-President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance added: “Thanks to the support provided by the wise leadership and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Emirati women had – and still – a prominent role as a change maker through their influential contributions at all levels in various sectors.
It also represents high percentages in all fields, including qualitative disciplines such as the space sector, engineering, medicine, technology, energy and sustainability, which confirms the priority of its support within the vision of the wise leadership and the country’s strategic plans, in line with the goals of sustainable development.
Especially the fifth and eighth goals related to (gender balance and empowering all girls and women around the world), and (providing decent work for all and promoting steady, inclusive and sustainable economic growth) respectively, with the state keen on equality in wages and salaries.
between men and women and preserving them in the workplace through legislation and laws that preserve these rights for them.”
The private sector and gender balance
Mona Al-Marri stressed that the success of the state’s experience in gender balance was not only at the governmental level, as the private sector shares this vision with the state to enhance its global leadership in this field, as major national institutions and international multinational companies participated
In launching a unique initiative at the level of the private sector in the world by signing last January a voluntary pledge to accelerate the fifth goal of the sustainable development goals and raise the percentage of women’s participation in leadership positions in the UAE private sector to 30%
By 2025, this initiative, which was carried out in partnership with the Emirates Council for Gender Balance and the National Committee for Sustainable Development Goals, had a great positive resonance in the local private sector, as other large institutions expressed their desire to join the initiative and support the vision of
The state in this area by signing the pledge, and it will be announced during the next few days.