ABU DHABI, -- The General Women's Union has organised a workshop about the national report on the gender gap in the country at its headquarters today in Abu Dhabi, executing the Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women in the UAE, 2015-2021, to strengthen the image of the Emirati woman in regional and international events.
Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Women's Union, said that the union strives, in co-operation with the United Nations, Development Programme, to prepare the national report about the gender gap with the aim of identifying the required points for improvement, to strengthen the country's competitiveness in related international reports.
She clarified that the goal is to find a systematic framework to prepare periodic international reports related to women's rights and advancement, completing the UAE's intense efforts in the field of gender balance that aim to achieve pioneering in the participation and empowerment of the Emirati woman in the journey of sustainable development. She added the report represents a quantitative study on the social gender gap, which benefits the monitoring and evaluation of these efforts.
Rana Khamis, Co-ordinator of the Women's Empowerment Programme and Head of the National Report on Gender Gap Project at the UN Development Programme, stated that the report is one of the most important achievements of the development programme in the field of social studies in the UAE, in line with the country's vision to empower the Emirati woman.
The report sheds light on the gender gap in several fields that include knowledge, political, economic, and social empowerment based on the results of the UN Development Programme's report, which aims to support the country in bridging the information gap in different areas while reflecting the UAE's efforts for women's empowerment in international reports.
Ahlam Al Lamki, Head of the Research and Development Department in the Union, said that the report will benefit the monitoring and evaluation of the Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women in the UAE, 2015-2021, as a national plan to activate women's participation in various aspects of life, to benefit from her energies in the journey of sustainable development and maintain and build upon her achievements by empowering women for different age groups and social and economic classes, employing women's abilities to lead the future.
Source: Emirates News Agency