Mother of the Nation

Awards and Tributes

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak was awarded more than 500 local, regional and international medals  with emphasis on the support and empowerment of women, charitable, humanitarian, cultural and social activities.

Biography

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak is the wife of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the United Arab Emirates. She has been a pioneer in supporting the efforts exerted towards women empowerment and rights.

Projects and Initiatives

Sheikha Fatima’s never-ending efforts for the empowerment of women in the fields of education, economic or even political contribution played a significant role in maintaining societal balance and family stability.

Women Empowerment

Sheikha Fatima believes that education is an overarching priority for development and advancement of women. She has therefore always encouraged women to seek knowledge and education and followed up closely with female schools.

Testimonial

Elizabeth II

We admire the achievements of women in the United Arab Emirates and their determination and hard work to reach highest positions in various fields. This success and progress achieved by the women in UAE is a realistic outcome of the continuous effort of Sheikha Fatima for over 3 decades.

Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Sofía of Spain

The outstanding role of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak in the development of women and children care in the UAE is widely welcomed at the international level and within the organizations and conferences of the United Nations in the support and care of women and childhood.

Queen Sophia de Borbon of Spain
Queen Mathilde of Belgium

We do appreciate Sheikha Fatima’s effort in empowering women in the society and those related to the social, development environment and children care at the regional and international levels.

Queen Mathilde of Belgium
Dame Quentin Alice Louise Bryce

I would like to emphasize the comprehensive development witnessed in the United Arab Emirates and the achievements of UAE Women, thanks to the efforts of Sheikha Fatima in the family, motherhood, childhood care and illiteracy wiping.

Mrs. Quentine Bryce
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He granted Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak the Al Nahda Medal in appreciation of her good qualities and the leading role in women development in the United Arab Emirates and her social care and activities in the Arab world.

Late King Hussain Bin Talal
Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria

He granted her the highest Algerian medal in appreciation of her outstanding role in serving the noble humanitarian objectives and major contributions to the advancement of UAE and Arab Women.

Abdelaziz Bouteflika
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Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak is a historic women leader who we are very proud of, she worked side by side with the founder of this country for more than 3 decades focusing on the support and empowerment of UAE women.

H. H. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak has her name forever engraved in history thanks to her hard and persistent work to provide the best to the UAE people.

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan
Queen Noor al Hussain

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubrak is a strong supporter of the issues of Arab women and youth.

Queen Noor al Hussain
H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan

Thanks to the prudent directions of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak all the health, economic, social and cultural characteristics of the UAE women have improved and she made great achievements in all fields of education.We are very proud of Her Highness, Mother of UAE, as a Leader who has bright fingerprints in the field of charity and philanthropy.

H.E Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak has tremendously contributed to the happiness of mankind and the history will continue to highlight her leading role in the support of women and humanity. She provided the best humanitarian and civilizational services to childhood and motherhood according to a well informed and pre-structured planning.

HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum
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The charitable and humanitarian initiatives of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak are well known to everyone. In fact, she was the most important person who supported the Lady Scout Movement in UAE and the world at large.

H.H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi
H.H. Sheikha Sabika Bint Ibrahim

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Al Nahyan has always embraced us with her kind initiatives and the unlimited support to the annual joint Arab actions. Perhaps her attendance at the first round of Arab Women Organization Conference in Bahrain in Nov. 2006 was a crystal clear evidence to such initiatives. We always appreciate and respect her efforts for the development of women in her country and we think that the UAE women are very lucky to have Her Highness as a Leader.

H.H. Sheikha Sabika Bint Ibrahim
Sheikha Latifa Al Fahad Al Salem Al Sabah

Sheikha Fatima was the only woman who attained the honorary PhD Degree from the most outstanding university in Algeria in appreciation of her sincere efforts in serving the UAE, Arab nation and humanity as a whole.

Sheikha Latifa Al Fahad Al Salem Al Sabah
Omayma Bin Saeed Al Saeed S/o of H.M. Sultan Kabous Bin Saeed

The women activities in UAE aim at maintaining continuous communication with the Arab Women Societies and Bodies. H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak has always supported the efforts in the field of charity which contributed to enhancement of cooperation between the women in UAE and the Sultanate of Oman.

Omayma Bin Saeed Al Saeed S/o of H.M. Sultan Kabous Bin Saeed
Rosmah Mansor

I would like to emphasize the role of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak in the development of women in UAE and the support of the General’s Women Union and other women organizations in UAE.

Mrs. Rosmah Mansor
Mrs. Akie Abe

I would like to emphasize the significant role performed by Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak which prompted all international organizations to honor her; I was so pleased to learn about the special achievements by Her Highness for the UAE Women in all fields.

Mrs. Akie Abe
H.E. Antonio Gutierrez

The Refugee Women and Children Fund denotes Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak interest in improving the life and mitigate the sufferings arising from the hot spots throughout the world. This is a creative initiative to bring about the support and protection to women and children.

H.E. Antonio Gutierrez
Farah Williamson

I would like to praise the outstanding efforts by Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairperson of the General Women Union, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation and Chairperson of Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood for her support to the UAE women which enabled them to hold the highest positions in various fields.

Farah Williamson
Spouse of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

I would like to praise the active role of Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak in the regional and international humanitarian activities and her initiatives in many humanitarian and charitable fields.

Spouse of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
Sigred Kaag

In a quarter of a century, Sheikha Fatima has become well-known figure internationally thanks to her outstanding achievements in social, charitable and humanitarian fields.

Mrs. Sigred Kaag
Jose Graziano De Silva

I would like to emphasize Sheikha Fatima’s significant role in the empowerment of women in various sectors, childhood care, support of initiatives and projects of the organization as well as her continuous support in the field of food and agriculture by helping women to establish small-sized projects.

Jose Graziano De Silva
Dr. Deisi Noeli Weber Kusztra

We are proud of Sheikha Fatima’s efforts in maintaining the integrity of the Arab family and of her services to the social care and Elderly care centers.

Dr. Deisi Noeli Weber Kusztra
unesco

Granting Marie Curie Medal to Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak is an appreciation to her great efforts in eradicating illiteracy among women and her outstanding role in all social fields and programs concerning women in UAE.

Mrs. Preda Baflish
Jacques Rogge

On the occasion of the Chairman of the Olympic Committee in 2012: This award was given to Sheikha Fatima for her outstanding role in the development of sports and encouragement of women to be involved in this activity.

Dr. Jacques Rogge
Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva

We are proud of the leading role played by Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak in the development of women activities in addition to her regional and international humanitarian contributions.

Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva
Mrs. Gu Xiulian

I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak for her highness’ efforts in the women’s development and progress in the UAE and the Arab World and for strengthening the bonds between the women leaders in the world.

Mrs. Gu Xiulian
Maria Teresa Da Costa Macedo

I really appreciate Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak’s efforts in supporting the civilizational dialogue and spreading the culture of peace and co-existence among nations.

Mrs. Maria Teresa Da Costa Macedo
John Edwin Mroz

The achievements by Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak reflect the values of leadership, she realized that the support of women is critical to the development of any nation in addition to the role of Late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan who laid great importance on women issues.

Dr. John Edwin Mroz
Nancy Bakir

Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak noble deeds through her humanitarian and women activities were highly appreciated by most of the local, national and international organizations who paid tribute to her as a recognition of her generous contributions to the building, development and empowerment of UAE women through education, training and qualification.

Mrs. Nancy Bakir
Mustafa Salama

Today we celebrate this achievement and give tribute to the Mother of UAE by granting her the Distinguished Woman Medal in our name and the name of each UAE and Arab Woman to express our appreciation and gratitude for her generosity and to see the big dream of standing at this historic moment come true.

Dr. Mustafa Salama
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While genius leadership of Late/ Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, enabled to achieve great results for the United Arab Emirates, H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak had been the right hand in this great achievements through her persistent efforts in mobilizing UAE women force to join men in the development and progress of their country.

Princess Lalla Hasna of Kingdom of Morocco
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In the name of the Royal Family and Moroccan People we would like to express our admiration to H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak and would take this opportunity to praise her humanitarian activities which support the strategic partner relationship between our two countries.

His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI
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H.H. Sheikha Fatima is a symbol of wisdom reflected in her leadership to the active women movement in the United Arab Emirates and an example for her persistent care to Arab women cause within the Arab world at large.

Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak
Salma Ansari

Sheikha Fatima well known as the champion of women’s rights and female literacy in the UAE and the rest of the world.

Salma Ansari
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H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak is a special woman to the fullest meaning of the word. In addition to her extensive efforts in the development of women in UAE she also supported Arab women in all fields. Sheikha Fatima Breast Cancer Treatment Hospital in Rabath is a clear evidence of her unlimited humanitarian efforts.

HRH Princess Lalla Salma
Bankemoon

I am very grateful to Her Highness for her efforts which she exerts for the enhancement of women prestige in the U.A.E. community and in defending the right of the young women to have an access to the higher education. In her capacity as the Chairperson of General Women Union she demonstrated a great commitment in handling the health affairs, wiping illiteracy and a number of issues which have a great impact on women, children and family.

Ban Ki-Moon
Hamdan

Within the context of excellence and creativity the persistent efforts of the Mother of U.A.E., H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak are reflected, who with great diligence and dedication led the women movement in the state. Her great initiatives in the field of women education had a great impact in enabling women to improve themselves in fulfilling their national duties and work hand in hand with men for the comprehensive development in the country which we are now witnessing its features and results.

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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