CAIRO, 26th August, 2016 (WAM) – The UAE national women have proven their ability to carry out their duties on an equal footing with men, thanks to the leadership and backing of H.H. 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, the Arab Parliament Speaker Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Jarwan has said.

He added that Emirati women have distinguished themselves in administrative, professional or leadership areas.

In a statement, Al Jarwan congratulated the UAE leadership and Sheikha Fatima on the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day, which falls on August 28, praising the great support enjoyed by women in the UAE.

He told the Emirates News Agency in Cairo that Sheikha Fatima “Mother of the Emirates” did not only support the UAE national women, but also extended her support to the Arab and the world’s women. Al Jarwan also referred to the important role played by wives of Their Highnesses to support Emirati women.

The Arab parliament speaker said that Emirati women occupy senior and important positions, including the ministerial positions and the speakership of the Federal National Council, as well as ambassadorial posts.

He stressed the importance of the role played by women in the Arab world as equal partners to men in making the future, and added that the women have a clear impact on the political, economic, cultural and media sectors in the Arab world.