Emirati Women's Day
Emirati Women’s Day is celebrated annually on August 28th to recognize the contributions and achievements of Emirati women in various sectors, including business, government, education, healthcare, and culture. The day also highlights the advancements made in women’s rights and opportunities within the country
The theme of Emirati women’s Day 2023?
This year’s theme is “We Collaborate for Tomorrow,” aligning with UAE President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s declaration of 2023 as the “Year of Sustainability”
It highlights the UAE’s unwavering dedication to exploring creative approaches to tackle issues in the fields of energy, sustainability, and climate change.
UAE gender equality and women’s empowerment
The UAE has made gender balance an integral part of the nation’s social culture. The country has implemented several policies and regulations to empower women and encourage them to participate in the economy.
- The UAE government has introduced a new law that mandates companies to provide equal pay for men and women who perform similar jobs.
- The law also requires companies to provide flexible working hours for female employees who have children under 18 years old.
These regulations aim to create a more inclusive work environment that supports women’s participation in the workforce.
The National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women in UAE for 2023-2031
Sheikha Fatima announced the Emirati Women’s Empowerment National Strategy 2023-2031 on Emirati Women’s Day 2023, aligning with the theme “We Collaborate for Tomorrow.” This strategy aims to promote women’s roles in families, integrate them into the workforce and emerging sectors, and develop their skills for the future. It also emphasizes improving the legal framework and fostering partnerships. The General Women’s Union, in coordination with relevant government bodies, will implement the strategy, with periodic assessments and adjustments to ensure its success. This initiative reflects the UAE’s commitment to women’s empowerment and has already resulted in the country’s high global competitiveness ranking in 2022.
The National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women is structured around three core pillars:
Strengthening Families to Empower Women: This pillar aims to enhance the roles of women within families by implementing measures that support their development and well-being.
Integrating Women into the Labor Market and Emerging Sectors: It focuses on creating opportunities for women in the workforce, including emerging industries, ensuring their active participation in economic activities.
Developing Women’s Skills and Capabilities for the Future: This pillar is dedicated to equipping women with the necessary skills and capabilities to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of the future.
UAE initiatives to support women entrepreneurs.
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1.The Dubai Business Women Council (DBWC):
provides training programs, networking opportunities, and financial support to female entrepreneurs. The council aims to help women overcome the challenges they face when starting a business and provide them with the necessary resources to succeed.
2. Women’s Economic Empowerment Global Summit (WEEGS):
which is held annually in Sharjah. The summit brings together female entrepreneurs, investors, policymakers, and other stakeholders to discuss ways to promote women’s economic empowerment. The summit provides a platform for women to share their experiences, learn from each other, and connect with potential investors.
The UAE government has also launched several programs to encourage women’s participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The Abu Dhabi Stem Cells Center (ADSCC):
provides training programs and research opportunities for female scientists ¹. The center aims to promote gender equality in STEM fields and provide women with equal opportunities to pursue careers in science.
These initiatives demonstrate the UAE government’s commitment to promoting gender equality and empowering women.
in conclusion, Emirati Women’s Day celebrates the contributions of Emirati women to the nation’s development and progress. The UAE government has implemented several policies and initiatives that support gender equality and encourage women’s participation in the economy. These regulations aim to create a more inclusive work environment that supports women’s participation in the workforce. The UAE government has also established several initiatives to support women entrepreneurs and promote their economic empowerment.
How AHG supports Women
AHG actively support women by providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that fosters professional growth and empowerment. We recognize the unique challenges that women may face in the business and financial sectors and offer tailored guidance and mentorship to help women excel in their careers.
Whether through mentorship programs, or networking opportunities. AHG Chartered Accountants are committed to ensuring that women have the tools and support they need to thrive in the world of finance.
This commitment to diversity and gender equality not only benefits individual women but also contributes to a more inclusive and innovative business environment.