Speeches

Sheikha Fatima: UAE laws focus on empowering women

Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State

ABU DHABI 28 August 2019

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, has sent a message of support to Emirati women reinforcing their critical role in enabling the growth and progress for the UAE.

Addressing employees of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, ADNOC, in an event held on the occasion of the UAE’s 5th annual Emirati Women’s Day, which is being marked today, H.H. Sheikha Fatima - Mother of the Nation - said that Emirati women are the solid foundation of the country and essential to its future prosperity.

In a speech delivered on her behalf by Dr. Maitha bint Salem al Shamsi, Minister of State and Special Representative for Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Sheikha Fatima said, "Emirati women have the unwavering support of the UAE leadership to ensure they have the skills and education to fulfill their potential and contribute to the success of future generations."

Sheikha Fatima added that while Emirati women have already attained remarkable accomplishments in diverse fields across the UAE, more effort is needed to protect and enhance the progress that has been made, following the example of the UAE’s wise leadership and in keeping with the resilience, dedication and hard work that characterises the UAE people.

She concluded by saying that the UAE’s laws and regulations focus on empowering women to achieve their full potential, achieve their ambitions and contribute to the aspirations of the country, while maintaining a balance between home and work life.