posted on 10/06/2012: 1016 views
The Dubai Women's Establishment has announced that it was in the process of launching a UAE Women's Index Report which is aimed to serve as an up-to-date reference on facts and figures pertaining to Emirati women in the various sectors of the job market as well as in education.
The resource will come in handy for local and international organisations, academics, researchers and all those concerned with the status of women in the UAE.
On this occasion, Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Women's Establishment and wife of Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE and Minister of Presidential Affairs, said: "During the 40 years of the federation's life, the Emirati women have made many sterling accomplishments, contributing constructively to the development of the country on both the social and economic fronts. Emirati women have amazed their counterparts from around the world with what they achieved in different spheres of higher education as well as in professions in the public and private sectors. It is noteworthy that they have achieved all this without failing to fulfil their familial and social obligations.”
She added: "In this context, the UAE Women's Index Report comes to support decision-makers so they take decisions that strengthen the equilibrium in the social fabric through evolving a clear vision on the status of women in different sectors, in addition to documenting for the benefit of concerned international bodies the country's endeavours to reduce the gap between the two genders.”
Sheikha Manal stressed the importance of the initiative with the following words: "This index will serve as a comprehensive reference which will be constantly updated.
"This will save researchers and others concerned about the status of UAE women all trouble of communicating with multiple organisations to gather data as it contains ample information based on the global parameters governing gender differences.
"It will also comprise statistics concerning the economy, education, politics, health, society and other spheres that researchers in this area may require.” – The Gulf Today
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