As part of a program organized by FICCI’s women’s wing, FICCI-FLO, SE Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to India, Dr. Ahmed Albanna, the United Arab Emirates Government initiatives in the field of women empowerment and entrepreneurship.
He said that progress in women’s rights is essential to building a modern society based on tolerance and inclusion.
He said the UAE has taken a strong position in empowering women and has set new standards based on a unique model drawn from the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE. This approach continues in the future vision of the current leadership, according to which women are active partners and contributors in the development process of the country and play a crucial role in the education of future generations.
Ambassador Albanna said the status of women in the United Arab Emirates has developed in parallel with the country’s growth since the association was founded in 1971. It is evident across the United Arab Emirates that women are now an important part of the UAE’s workforce and actively contribute to the country’s growth and development.
He said women in diplomatic and senior government posts make up 30 percent of the UAE’s civil service, including diplomatic missions abroad, and 66 percent of the government sector is represented by women.
In terms of education, he added, the female literacy rate in the UAE is 97 percent. The United Arab Emirates had the highest number of women on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Arab Businesswomen in 2020, with 23 Emirati women on the list.
The meeting explored mutually beneficial synergies that could be created between the United Arab Emirates and India in the area of âââadvancing womenâ.