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Algerian minister hails Fatima's efforts to advance women's causes

Posted on 03/04/2005

Algerian Culture Minister Khaleda Al Masoudi has praised H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak for her unstinted support for development of UAE and Arab women. 'Sheikha Fatima occupies a sublime place among the Arab women.”It is not strange to be honoured by leading international organisations for the noble human values she stands for,' said the Algerian minister during a meeting yesterday with Noura Al Suweidi, Director of the UAE General Women's Union. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima's selection as "Mother of the Nation" hailed

Posted on 22/03/2005

Different branches of the Abu Dhabi Women Society (ADWS) yesterday organised various events to celebrate selection of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak as the "Mother of the Nation". Shamsa Hazeem Al Muhairi, in charge of the ADWS branches and Secretary General of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak's Office for National Women's Affairs, expressed joy at the selection. "Such honouring is very little compared with what Sheikha Fatima has been giving for our beloved country and its citizens. Her ...  >>MORE

Study on Sheikha Fatima's humanitarian works

Posted on 22/03/2005

The Media Affairs Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has published a new study on the role of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in humanitarian works. The study, which is in Spanish language, aims at informing Spanish language speakers worldwide about the role of Sheikha Fatima in humanitarian works in various parts of the world, in addition to her support for women's issue, generous contribution to anti-illiteracy drive, caring for children, the ...  >>MORE

Nahyan launches "Mother of the Nation" celebrations

Posted on 21/03/2005

The encompassing achievements of Sheikha Fatima in various spheres of human development will go down in history as truly remarkable and will be remembered by the posterity, said Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Education. Speaking at a press conference in Abu Dhabi yesterday to announce the launch of the "Mother of the Nation” celebrations, Sheikh Nahyan said the grand festivities organised by the Ministry of Education to honour Sheikha Fatima was a fitting felicitation to a ...  >>MORE

Involvement of Sheikha Fatima in charity causes underscores her religious values: Al Muahairy

Posted on 21/03/2005

The three decade-old involvement of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak in various charity and humanitarian causes around the world underscores her lofty human and religious values, said Amna Omeir Al Yousef, Director of Abu Dhabi Women Association. "Sheikha Fatima's generosity knows no boundary or religion. Her involvement in charity causes for more than three decades symbolises the loftiness of the ideal for which she stands. Whenever the need arises , she would be there for whoever stands in ...  >>MORE

Emirates Post to issue special stamp in honour of Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 21/03/2005

Emirates Post is issuing a commemorative stamp and a special postmark (cancellation seal) to mark the "Mother of the Nation" celebrations in honour of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak. The stamp, to be issued in the denomination of Dh50, carries Arabic calligraphic representation of the words "Mother of the Nation", alongside the message "Honouring H.H. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak." The postmark, portraying the same message will be stamped on mail for a week from March 21 to March ...  >>MORE

Humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima lauded

Posted on 14/01/2005

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has released a study in the English language featuring the humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. In a foreword to the book, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed described Sheikha Fatima as one of the greatest philanthropists in our today's world. The fact that Sheikha is a towering figure in the global charity works stems not only from her Islamic values but also from the forthright vision of the late Sheikh Zayed ...  >>MORE

Humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima lauded

Posted on 08/01/2005

The office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has released a study featuring the humanitarian work of Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak. In a foreword to the book, Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed described Sheikha Fatima as one of the greatest philanthropists in our today's world. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

Fatima donates US$1 million for Ramadan Iftar scheme in Palestine

Posted on 10/10/2004

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Wife of the President and Chairperson of the UAE Women's Federation, has donated $1 million for Ramadan Iftar scheme in Palestine. Sheikha Fatima, who is also honorary chairperson for the UAE Red Crescent Society (RCS), instructed the society to provide the best of services to the Palestinians under the Ramadan Iftar scheme. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

UNICEF lauds Sheikha Fatima's effort

Posted on 12/06/2003

The United Nations' Children Fund, UNICEF, has lauded the efforts of H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's wife and Chairwoman of the UAE General Women's Union (GWU) in supporting women issues regionally and internationally. This support has won her international respect, said UNICEF Chief Coordinator, who is currently visiting the UAE. The UNCEF official, who was received here today by Noura Al Suweidi, General Director of GWU, also praised the achievements made by the UAE in ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima's palpable efforts won her worldwide acclaim: Fayed

Posted on 01/06/2003

The Order of Perfection of first degree Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak conferred on Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's Wife and Chairwoman of the UAE General Women's Union (GWU), came in appreciation of her pioneering and distinguished role in the service of Arab woman's issues, according to Fahmy Ahmed Fayed, Egyptian Ambassador to the UAE. "The accolade was in recognition of Her Highness' palpable efforts in the development of women, families and children whether at ...  >>MORE

Mubarak confers top honours to Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 19/05/2003

Cairo - Egyptian President Mohammed Hosni Mubarak conferred on Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's Wife and Chairwoman of the UAE General Women's Union, GWU, the order of perfection of first degree in recognition of her great efforts in the development of women in the UAE. The order is a top honour to be given to women. Egypt's First Lady and Chairwoman of Egyptian National Council for Women, Suzanne Mubarak, decorated Sheikha Fatima with the medal during an august dinner ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima to head Abu Dhabi Business Women's Council

Posted on 10/03/2003

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's wife and President of the UAE General Women's Union, will be the Honorary Chairperson of the Abu Dhabi Business Women's Council, hitherto known as Abu Dhabi Business Committee. Sheikha Fatima has extended all support for efforts of the board and announced a contribution of Dh. 6 million to start an incubator under the umbrella of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ADCCI) for self-employment of enterprising national women who cannot ...  >>MORE

Fatima receives Athena Award

Posted on 10/03/2003

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Wife of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Chairperson of the General Women's Union, received the international Athena Award yesterday for her role in supporting women's education. The award, which was founded in the U.S. in 1982, is given to female personalities who have contributed in the development and empowerment of women. It is the highest award presented by the International Athena Foundation. Sheikha Fatima is the ...  >>MORE

Fatima awarded Saudi varsity shield

Posted on 25/12/2002

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's Wife and Chairwoman of the UAE General Women's Union (GWU) was today awarded the shield of the Imam Mohammed bin Saud Islamic University of Saudi Arabia in recognition of her pioneering efforts in disseminating Islamic teachings and Arab traditions in the UAE family. GWU Director Noura Al Suwaidi received on behalf of Sheikha Fatima the shield at a meeting today with the university delegation led by Dr. Abdul Karim Al Hamidi, Dean of Faculty of ...  >>MORE

Palestinian TV highlights Sheikha Fatima's assistance to Palestine

Posted on 05/12/2002

GAZA - The Palestinian Television screened a documentary on the UAE on the occasion of the country's 31st National Day, highlighting the role played by H.H. Sheikha Fatima in helping the Palestinian people. Participants in the documentary praised Sheikha Fatima for her generous humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people both directly and through the Red Crescent Society. They stated that Sheikha Fatima had helped the reconstruction of health centres, schools, religious places, ...  >>MORE

Musical opera held in honour of Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 07/08/2002

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Wife of the President and Chairperson of the General Women's Union (GWU), expressed her delight over her selection as the Education Woman of the Year 2002. In a speech delivered on her behalf by Noora al Suwaidi, Director of the Union, at a musical opera held here last night, Sheikha Fatima said that her selection as the education woman of the year " is in honour of all women and their societies throughout the country." She added that these societies ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima salutes UAE women achievements on Accession Day

Posted on 07/08/2002

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President's wife and Chairwoman of the General Women Union, yesterday hailed the achievements of UAE women during the reign of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In a statement on the 36th Accession anniversary of Sheikh Zayed to the "Dir Al Wattan” magazine, Sheikha Fatima congratulated the UAE people, particularly women on the 36th anniversary of Sheikh Zayed's accession to the rule of the Abu Dhabi Emirate on August 6th, 1966. "This day is ...  >>MORE

Procession to be held in honour of Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 05/08/2002

The Dubai Department of Economic Development will organise a procession on Monday in honour of H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's wife and Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, who was declared yesterday as 'The Education Woman of the Year for 2002'. The procession will be held under the patronage of Sheikha Roda bint Ahmed bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE's Minister of Finance and Industry. Sheikha Fatima was ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima chosen as the Education Woman of the Year

Posted on 04/08/2002

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President's wife and Chairwoman of the General Women Union, GWU, was yesterday declared as the Education Woman of the Year for 2002. The honouring was announced as part of the Dubai Festival and the Back to Schools Week, organised by the Dubai Economic Development Department, DEDD, under the patronage of Sheikha Roda bint Ahmed bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's Deputy Ruler and Minister of Finance and Industry. In a ...  >>MORE

Fatima is Personality of Education

Posted on 22/07/2002

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Nahyan, wife of President and Chairperson of the UAE Women's Federation, has been nominated as Personality of Education for 2002, in recognition of her leading role and supportive effort in education. Sheikha Fatima will be presented with a Holy Quran-shaped crystal shield in a ceremony to be held on August 6. The ceremony coincides with the UAE's festivities marking the 36th anniversary of the Accession Day of President His Highness Sheikh ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima expresses appreciation for the Qasimi medal

Posted on 26/06/2002

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President's wife and Chairwoman of the UAE General Women Union yesterday expressed her appreciation and pride for receiving the Qasimi medal of the first order, which was awarded to her earlier in the day by H.H. Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ra's al-Khaimah. The medal was awarded to her in recognition of her role in women development and empowerment. Sheikha Mehra bint Ahmed, Wife of the Ra's al-Khaimah Ruler and ...  >>MORE

Give priority to your role as mothers and women-Sheikha Fatima

Posted on 27/05/2002

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President's wife and Chairwoman of the General Women Union, yesterday urged female high school graduates to give first priority to their role as mothers and women. Giving away certificates to graduates of Al Nahda National School, Sheikha Fatima called upon them to adhere to Islamic teachings and Arab traditions and to safeguard their prime role as mothers and women. She also urged them to chose specialisations that correspond to the world's focus on ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima urges international protection for Palestinian people

Posted on 12/05/2002

New York - H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women Union, GWU, today called upon the United Nations to act quickly and seriously to provide protection for the Palestinian people against the genocide and destruction committed daily by the Israeli occupation army. In a letter she sent to Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, and delivered by Nora Al Suweidi, GWU's Director, Sheikha Fatima expressed the hope that the UN would start an investigation on the genocide committed ...  >>MORE

Women's involvement in public life has no ceiling: Fatima says

Posted on 04/08/2001

H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Wife of the President and Chairwoman of the UAE Women's Federation, stressed there were no limits for women's engagement in public life, adding that women joining the Federal National Council (FNC) is still under debate and the results will be declared soon. 'The dramatic transformations which have taken place in the UAE society in a record time have produced harmful negative social phenomena. The President, H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, always ...  >>MORE

Sheikha Fatima donates Dh2 million to Palestinian families

Posted on 01/08/2001

Sheikha Fatima donates Dh2 million to Palestinian families Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the President's Wife and Chairwoman of the UAE Women Federation is following up with major concern the incidents witnessed in Occupied territories where brutal crimes and aggressions are committed against Palestinian people by the Israeli forces. Sheikha Fatima has donated two million dirhams for Palestinian families whose houses had been destroyed by the Israeli army. Sheikha Fatima charged ...  >>MORE

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