UAE is constantly striving for gender equality, and the next big step on the agenda has made us fist punch the air.
Half of the Federal National Council (FNC) will be represented by women, which marks another positive move for the region to rank among the top countries worldwide when it comes to representation of women in parliament.
The decree was released on Saturday and stated that during the next year’s elections, half of seats will be up for grabs by female candidates. In light of the news, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai took to social media and wrote:
“The Presidential decree allocating 50% of the seats in the Federal National Council to women is a great leap forwards in cementing the legislative and parliamentary role of women in our nation’s development. Women are half of our society: they should be represented as such.”
New presidential decree is set to help the UAE climb to the 4th place in the world, based on a number of women in assemblies.