Reem Al Braiki (Abu Dhabi)
Emirati women received material and moral support during the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, and received wide attention, including opening doors for women to gain many rights and privileges they pushed development path, and established a real and meaningful presence for women with local, international and regional participation that made them an influential force, regionally and globally.
Dr. Amna Khalifa Al Ali, Chair of the Ajman Business Women Council, said: “How fortunate we are in the United Arab Emirates to have a rational leadership that has provided an opportunity for women to participate in all aspects of life “Or the social level, as women in the UAE enjoyed unlimited support that demonstrated their ability and skills.”
She added, “The era of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – may his soul rest in peace – was a leading era in terms of providing opportunities for women to participate in the various roles politically required of them. , as the first female minister and a large number of female ministers surpassing any ministerial representation of women in the region The late Sheikh Khalifa has the right to be represented with the same number of men in the National Assembly.
Al Ali added: “Since the founding of the Federation, and since the era of the late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan, and until the era of Sheikh Khalifa – may God bless them both – women have achieved wide positions and fields, and their path has culminated in empowerment to reach larger sites and vast spaces, such as the participation of Emirati women as the first pioneer. ” space at Arab and regional level, and we have found Emirati women working in new fields, including engineering and medicine. ”
The head of the Ajman Businesswomen Council has indicated that Emirati women have achieved this distinction in the financial and business sector. leap reached by women in our country to crown the rise of Emirati women at economic, investment and commercial level in the presence of Emirati women and UAE businesswomen in many global markets and international economic forums, with the support of our leadership.
Al Ali explained that the state removed barriers and discrimination between the sexes and guaranteed rights and privileges for all. Therefore, we find Emirati women actively participating and contributing in various fields and sectors, whether economic or social, emphasizing that Emirati women were capable and successful. in that era to prove their abilities and distinction even in the field of education and specializations Higher scientific and subspecialties achieving comprehensive and sustainable development within the UAE society.
Reed Al Dhaheri (businesswoman) confirmed that the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – may his soul rest in peace – paid great attention to Emirati women by supporting and encouraging them to enter the private sector and in small and to invest medium enterprises. His administration testifies to the establishment of the Sheikh Khalifa Fund for Business Development, which is seen as a clear proof of the depth of his vision and the wide support for male and female entrepreneurs, as the Fund has provided many female entrepreneurs with training and qualification courses. to enter the business. sector, in addition to providing financial support to start the project, and it has helped launch thousands of projects for women and women entrepreneurs, as these projects still exist and achieve continuous growth and record business expansions.
Al Dhaheri added that Emirati women had achieved great success during the reign of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – may his soul rest in peace – with a renaissance and leadership that surpassed many countries, and the UAE was able to lead global indicators .
Marwa Al Qubaisi, an Emirati entrepreneur, said that Emirati women were able to prove their existence and entity after acquiring their full rights, and their launch to achieve their ambitions with steady steps, thanks to the constant support and zeal to enable them to lead the wise state, through decisions, laws and legislation ordered by the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – may his soul rest in peace – including the decision to establish the Khalifa Fund establish, which has provided tangible support to many female entrepreneurs in the country in various professional and investment sectors.
Al Qubaisi confirmed that she had received financial support to establish her project, the cost of which exceeded millions of dirhams, and found great support from the Khalifa Fund through financial financing, as well as support in workshops and courses that contributed to the consolidation of her project within the market and contributed to its success in the quality education sector.
She added that the era of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan – may his soul rest in peace – represented a golden era for women entrepreneurs in the UAE, as that period strengthened and contributed to women’s achievement of their economic and social rights, even women described. in that era as the main partner in the process of building, rebuilding, developing and developing society and the UAE economy.
consolidation of prestige
And the supporting hand extended to the march of women during the era of Sheikh Khalifa, with the issuance of the law on equal pay between the sexes, as the UAE has started since December 2020 to equal pay between men and women in private implement sector in the case of the same work or work of equal value.
In the era of the late Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, women also received unprecedented support to consolidate their position and presence in various business sectors. Women in the UAE, for example, today make up 64% of workers in the education sector, and the same percentage of total doctors, nurses and technicians in the health sector And 31% of the total workers in finance, banking and insurance activities. The number of licensed companies owned by women is 80.25 companies. Women made up 21.5% of management positions, and 32.5% of workers in specialized occupations.