Speeches and Statements

Fatima bint Mubarak : The GWU is the first supporter for women’s empowerment and leadership in the country

DUBAI 31 August 2020

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, GWU, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, FDF, and H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, the UAE Government honoured in a virtual ceremony the fifth batch of government accelerators, which was launched in partnership with the GWU, under the slogan, "Women’s Empowerment and Leadership."

Sheikha Fatima thanked His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, for supporting Emirati women, as well as for his directives to introduce the fifth batch of government accelerators to empower women.

She also lauded the GWU’s role in supporting women’s empowerment and leadership in the country, noting that it is the first supporter of women in the UAE, and in 1975, it drafted a plan for the future of Emirati women, which made it a model to be followed by the world.

She also pointed out that the country is approaching a new era that requires the community and national authorities to support each other and cooperate.