The government seeks to empower Emirati women
The UAE Cabinet has adopted a new package of new national legislative policies and initiatives aimed at empowering Emirati women.
In a special session chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Cabinet approved the empowerment bundle in line with the directives of UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The new empowerment package is based on three principal areas of Legislation and Policy, Services, and International Representation, state news agency WAM reported on Tuesday.
It said all areas include resources to support the advancement of Emirati women as active partners in both local, regional and global arenas.
The new initiatives will see women’s increased participating in diplomatic missions, as well as an increased representation in judicial and legal affairs.
“Today, we have adopted a well-rounded package of new policies and legislation favouring Emirati women’s empowerment and leadership,” the Dubai ruler said. “We are now embarking on a new phase.”
Emirati women are prominent in government and the work force