Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi Marks Emirati Women’s Day

Lindsay Judge   |   27-08-2022

Her Excellency Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth has spoken on the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day which will take place tomorrow, August 28th.


Al Kaabi said: “Today, Emirati women occupy leadership positions in various fields and are leading by example. These success stories are a result of the support and empowerment that Emirati women have received from the wise leadership since the formation of the country. Today, the UAE has become a role model for gender equality and ranks first in the Arab world as well as globally on many gender balance indices.”


Her Excellency added: “This achievement stems from a confident vision, laid down by our late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which was supported by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), the Mother of the Nation, who believed in the capabilities of Emirati women to reach the highest level of success. She worked to empower them and encouraged their participation at various levels of nation-building. Her Highness launched the National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women, which has been instrumental in strengthening the position of Emirati women at the regional and global levels and has led to their success in various sectors.”


She continues: “This year’s theme – Inspiring Reality…Sustainable Future – will inspire all government entities and institutions to continue to support Emirati women and create the right ecosystem for them to achieve their goals in line with the UAE’s vision for the next fifty. At the Ministry of Culture and Youth, we are steadily moving towards strengthening the partnership between men and women in the service of the nation. We are very proud to have received the honour of being the Best Federal Entity Supporting Gender Balance among the various UAE ministries. This motivates us to work harder so we continue to provide a conducive environment for women to reach for the stars and help them succeed.”


Emirati Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the successes of women in the UAE and recognise how far the country has come in terms of women’s empowerment.