Abu Dhabi: The UAE will celebrate ‘Emirati Women’s Day’ on August 28, 2023, as an annual national occasion to express pride in the outstanding achievements of Emirati women.
The Emirati Women’s Day, under the theme ‘We Collaborate for Tomorrow,’ was launched by Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak (The Mother of the Nation), Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF). The theme of the Day is in accordance with the UAE’s 2023 theme, ‘Today for Tomorrow,’ launched by President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The Day aims to spotlight the UAE’s domestic efforts and its global contribution to addressing sustainability challenges by finding innovative solutions.
The UAE ranked first in the Arab world and 11th globally in the United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) 2022 Gender Inequality Index (GII). topping the countries in the Middle East and North Africa region for the third consecutive year. The UAE topped the countries of the Middle East and North Africa region for the third consecutive year in the World Bank’s ‘Women, Business, and the Law Report 2023.’ The country also ranked first among Arab countries in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) 2022 Global Gender Gap Report.
The UAE has succeeded in improving women’s participation in political life, leadership positions, and decision-making positions. Over the past few years, the country has issued new legislation and legislative amendments that include the areas of work, protection, political participation, wages, banking transactions, marriage, entrepreneurship, property, and pension to promote women’s empowerment and raise the UAE’s stature in competitiveness indicators and global reports.