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Emirati Women’s Day: UAE Celebrates Women Empowerment

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Smita Malwe
Smita Malwe
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United Arab Emirates. Dubai: August 28th is marked as Emirati Women’s Day. UAE celebrates women’s contribution in the society and honor them by highlighting their remarkable achievements. Emirati women have been contributing in UAE’s growth and success for decades. They have been receiving immense support from UAE’s leadership which has opened up new avenues for women.

Her Highness 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, announced that this year’s theme for Emirati Women’s Day will be ‘Women: Ambitions and Inspiration for the Next 50 Years’.

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Emirati women now make up 50% of the UAE’s Federal National Council, while a promising 31% of the workforce within finance, banking and insurance are female.

The UAE has topped the MENA region rankings on women’s equality initiatives, as a result of several legislative reforms related to economic participation, according to the World Bank’s newly released ‘Women, Business and the Law’ (WBL) report. “The rise in UAE-based female investors reflects the strong efforts of the UAE government to empower the country’s women,” said Tara Tyan, Regional Head of Marketing.

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“The increased year-on-year growth of female investors is testament to the UAE’s continued encouragement and support of women. At Saxo Bank we have always believed in creating a platform that supports our customers to give them the confidence to take control of their finances. We are thrilled to see a continuous growth in female investors, we hope to further emphasize the message that trading is not just for men.” added Tara Tyan, Regional Head of Marketing.

Women around the world continue to make strong strides, taking on roles across a number of sectors; including science and medicine. But seeing the resilience and ambition of Emirati women and their constant quest to play a role in driving the advancement of healthcare in the UAE never seizes to amaze. Today, we see Emirati women making bold choices as influencers and advisors, informing policies and decision making in sciences, technology and innovation.

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“As the UAE celebrates the Year of the 50th, I stand amazed at how the country and its sound leadership continue to empower Emirati women, ensuring their active inclusion to advance the country’s healthcare system, bringing it on par, if not exceeding global healthcare practices. Today is a celebration of their ever-growing achievements, and I have full faith in their contributions to realizing the UAE’s goals to become a leading medical tourism destination.” said Dr. Shai Efrati of Aviv Clinic on the role Emirati women play in the advancement of healthcare in the UAE.

Read more: International Women’s Day 2021, Gender Equality…Still A Distant Dream

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