Equal rep­re­sen­ta­tion for women

Kuwait Times - - Front Page -

DUBAI: United Arab Emi­rates fed­er­a­tion pres­i­dent Sheikh Khal­ifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has de­cided that women should make up half of its semi-elected ad­vi­sory body when it is re­newed next year. This will in­crease the num­ber of women on the UAE coun­cil from nine to 20 next year. The 40-mem­ber Fed­eral Na­tional Coun­cil is cur­rently chaired by a woman, Amal Al-Qubaisi. Half of its mem­bers are elected for a four-year term, while the oth­ers are ap­pointed by the rulers of the seven emi­rates mak­ing up the fed­er­a­tion. The last vote for the elected part was held in 2015.

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