Abu Dhabi: The UAE Embassy in Nicosia recently organized a virtual session which witnessed the participation from the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry in the Republic of Cyprus.
The highly engaging session highlighted the efforts undertaken by the UAE and Cyprus to empower women.
Speaking at the virtual gathering, H E Sultan Ahmed Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus shared that the session intended to highlight the UAE’s efforts in providing an environment that supports the empowerment and leadership of women in all fields.
The UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus provided an overview of laws and legislative amendments enacted by the UAE on more than 20 issues, covering work, protection, political participation, personal status, the judiciary, wages, banking transactions, freedom of movement, marriage, entrepreneurship, property, and pension, all of which serve to enhance women’s rights and raise the UAE’s stature globally.
For her part, Dr. Hayat Al Hosani, Head of the Support Services, Consular Affairs and Citizen Services Section at the UAE Embassy, emphasized on the significant support that women in the UAE have enjoyed since the country’s founding, leading to the UAE ranking first in the MENA region in the World Bank’s “Women, Business and the Law” 2021 report and many others.
Ms. Natasha Pilides, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of Cyprus, discussed Cyprus’ strategy to close the gender gap by increasing women’s participation, retention, and leadership and boosting women’s financial literacy and presence in all sectors.