Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna hails the UAE for treating women with respect

29 Apr 2014

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Development and International Cooperation and President of Zayed University, has congratulated the Government and people of the UAE for being the top country in the Middle East for treating women with respect.

The country was honored by the Social Progress Index, which was launched by the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council.

“This achievement was the fruit of the women empowerment policy established by the late Sheikh Zayed, and pursued by the His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of the UAE, and his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai”, said Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna.

She also emphasized the pivotal role of the Mother of the nation, Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, in achieving this feat and in empowering women to work alongside men to build and develop the nation.

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna added that the prudent leadership has supported and opened the door of education and work to Emirati women, which has allowed them to take all kinds of positions.

Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna said the UAE’s support for women extends beyond its borders. The country has provided cash donations to many third-world countries to provide education for women.

The UAE also backs a variety of causes and efforts supporting women worldwide.

Source: The National