On 8 March 2015, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union (GWU), Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, launched the National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women in the UAE for the years 2015-2021.
The strategy aims to provide a framework for all federal and local government entities, private sector, as well as social organisations, to set plans that will provide a decent living for women and make them creative in all sustainable and developmental fields.
The current plan is an update to an earlier strategy launched by Sheikha Fatima in 2002. It is also seen as a fruit of the cooperation between GWU and other competent organisations at the federal and local levels and social organisations.
The strategy is based on analyses of the policies and programmes implemented by various institutions working for women’s empowerment. Workshops were held to discuss the results with partner organisations.
The strategy 2015-2021 would be a framework for setting up work plans which would contribute to positioning the UAE among the advanced countries in the area of women empowerment.
To read more about women’s empowerment, please visit the ‘Women’ section.