Sharjah: NAMA Women Advancement (NAMA) has celebrated six years of its efforts to attain gender equality, especially by providing social, economic, and professional support to more than 2,700 women in 2022.
The organization was founded by Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammed Al Qasimi, supreme council member and Ruler of Sharjah, under the directives of Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi.
The director further added that “NAMA will continue its commitment to gender equality and women’s advancement. We recognise women’s unique challenges and barriers in the workplace as well as in their personal lives and are committed to addressing these issues through our initiatives.”
Six specialised programs were launched this year across the globe, including in Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Kenya, Pakistan, South Africa, and the UAE, to support young girls and adult women.
NAMA’s initiatives are designed and implemented in partnership with its three affiliates, including the Sharjah Business Women Council (SBWC), the Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council (Irthi), and the Badiri Academy.
The organisation’s devotion to women’s affairs continued as NAMA teamed up with the University of Sharjah to award seven research grants for female students and faculty members in STEM, social sciences, and business. These grants offered opportunities for women to continue their education and improve their research skills, enabling them to achieve future success in their respective fields.