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Thursday, December 03, 2020
UAE enhances women's role in post-conflict reconstruction
UAE, in conjunction with Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, GIWPS, has launched a research report and a UN action plan to advance women’s participation in post-conflict reconstruction, following a year-long series of high-level...
Friday, August 28, 2020
Emirati Women's Day: 'Success is not spontaneous but a tremendous effort'
Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Mother of the Nation, has order a national strategy to support women’s empowerment and gender parity over the next 50 years. The road map must make women partners in sustainable development, while considering their...
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
More than 180 women set to contest Federal National Council elections
Close to 200 women are set to contest this year's Federal National Council elections — more than double the number who took part when the country last went to the polls. A total of 182 female candidates have been included on a 499-strong preliminary...
Friday, June 07, 2019
Women's rights a pillar of UAE foreign policy, says minister
Women’s rights are a pillar of the UAE’s foreign policy, Minister of State Zaki Nusseibeh told a conference on sexual and gender-based violence in Oslo on Thursday 23th. A UAE delegation, lead by Mr Nusseibeh, co-hosted the "International Conference...
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
UN Women applauds UAE President’s decision to increase Emirati women’s representation in Federal National Council to 50 per cent
UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, has warmly welcomed the directives of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to raise the representation of Emirati women in the Federal...
Monday, December 10, 2018
Women to have 50% representation in UAE Federal National Council
Abu Dhabi: As per the directives of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Emirati women's representation in the Federal National Council, FNC, will be increased to 50 per cent in the coming parliamentary term. The step...
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Abu Dhabi to host Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament in December
By Samir Salama The UAE will host the Global Summit of Women Speakers of Parliament set to be held on December 12 and 13, said Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council. “The world’s largest gathering of women Speakers of...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Two UAE ladies among world’s '100 Most Powerful Women'
Forbes ranks Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi and Raja Easa Al Gurg among the Most Powerful Women in 2016 Two UAE women have been ranked among the world’s 100 Most Powerful Women by international magazine Forbes. Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, UAE's Minister of...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The world's youngest Minister at the Global Women's Forum Dubai
The Global Women’s Forum Dubai 2016 was held at the Madinat Jumeirah on February 23 and 24, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai; and led by Her...
Monday, February 22, 2016
The 19th Global Women Leaders Conference on International Women's Day
Woibex is one of the leading global women leaders and entrepreneurs’ event. Having been held by Datamatix annually for nineteen years, the meeting focuses on women's empowerment through leadership, entrepreneurship, knowledge management and capacity...
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Eight new ministers in UAE cabinet including five women
The announcement of the 12th United Arab Emirates (UAE) cabinet resulted in eight new ministers, including five women. The average age of the 29 cabinet ministers, of which eight are women, is 38 years old. "There is no nation that believes in their...
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Shamma Al Mazrui is the UAE's Youth Affairs Minister at age 22
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, announced the appointment of Shamma Al Mazrui as Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Head of the Youth...
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Global Women's Forum Dubai 2016
Global Women's Forum Dubai 2016 is organized by the Dubai Women Establishment and the Women's Forum for the Economy and Society. This event, which will take place 23-24 February 2016 in Dubai, is the first Women's Forum event in the Middle East and...
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
First woman to be Speaker of an Arab national council: Dr Amal Al Qubaisi of the UAE
Dr Amal Al Qubaisi was elected by her peers on Wednesday, 18 November 2015, the Speaker of the United Arab Emirates' Federal National Council (FNC). Today, history is made as Dr Al Qubaisi becomes the first woman to fill the shoes of the Speaker of...
Monday, October 26, 2015
UAE Women Leadership Program
The Dubai Women Establishment organization is leading ‘UAE Women Leadership Program’, an innovative program in partnering with the ‘Mohammed Bin Rashid Program for Leadership Development’ (MBRPLD). The broad objective of the program is to develop...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Arab Women Leadership Forum to be held in November
Dubai: The fourth edition of the Arab Women Leadership Forum will focus on the theme ‘Towards Global Competitiveness’ on November 4 and 5 at the Godolphin Ballroom in Emirates Towers Hotel. Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) on Sunday announced the...
Thursday, November 07, 2013
Dr. Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi
The International Knowledge Network for Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) spoke with Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, the first female in the UAE Parliament and the first female deputy speaker of the Federal National Council - United Arab Emirates...
Monday, July 15, 2013
Khalifa Fund awards nearly 30% of $14m funding to women, UAE
Nearly 30 percent of 69 projects awarded AED51m ($14m) funding by the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development in the first quarter of 2013 were managed by female entrepreneurs, the fund’s CEO has revealed. “Females occupied 28.3 percent of the...

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