The UAE Embassy in Riyadh has celebrated Emirati Women’s Day by organizing a dialogue session. This is the sixth edition of Emirati Women’s Day. Held under the theme “Women: Ambitions and Inspiration for the Next 50 Years,”. Similarly the country celebrated its golden jubilee this year.
The event was attended by Princess Hind bint Abdulrahman Al-Saud, chairwoman of Idea for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship; Dr. Hanadi Al-Musen, adviser to the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council; Dr. Aisha Al-Khuzaimi, head of the endocrinology and diabetes unit and head of the endocrinology fellowship program at King Saud University and Medical City; and Dr. Malak Husseini, a media and social activist.
The session featured various segments and discussions to honor women. Also to mention their efforts and achievements. The event included a presentation of a series of inspiring stories. Therefore depicting the success of Emirati and Gulf women in various fields.
The participants also praised the support of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, president of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood. Also the supreme chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, who is relentlessly endeavoring to empower Emirati women by supporting all that would improve women’s work. Sheikha Fatima is the leader of the women’s movement in the UAE. And is credited with establishing the General Women’s Union.
During the dialogue session, participants also highlighted the efforts of the leaderships of Saudi Arabia and the UAE to make women a key partner in the development process. Following this they also highlighted the great support and encouragement that women in the UAE enjoy thanks to the support of the country’s leadership. This year’s event highlighted Emirati women’s invaluable contributions to the nation. Over the past 50 years, Emirati women have increased their presence in all fields, which has become equal to that of men and even surpassing men in many indicators.
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