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UAE Achieves Global Recognition for Gender Balance Efforts

UAE Achieves Global Recognition for Gender Balance Efforts

In a remarkable feat of progress, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has clinched the 7th spot globally and emerged as the top-ranked country regionally in the prestigious Gender Balance Index 2024. This significant achievement underscores the nation’s unwavering commitment to fostering gender equality and inclusivity on a global scale.

The announcement was met with praise and admiration from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who commended his daughter Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammad for her exceptional leadership in spearheading the UAE Gender Balance initiative. Sheikh Mohammed emphasized the dedication of the entire team involved, highlighting their collective effort in achieving this remarkable milestone.

The UAE’s achievement in the Gender Balance Index 2024 serves as a testament to its relentless pursuit of progress and prosperity for all its citizens. It reflects the nation’s commitment to promoting gender equality and inclusivity across various sectors, aligning with the leadership’s vision of positioning the UAE as a global model for gender balance.

Sheikha Manal Bint Mohammad, Chairperson of the Dubai Women Establishment and leader of the UAE Gender Balance initiative, extended her congratulations to the country’s wise leadership and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, The Mother of the Nation, for their unwavering support in prioritizing the empowerment of women. She emphasized the UAE’s ranking as a pioneering Emirati model in the field of gender balance, surpassing the national goal set by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in 2020.

The UAE’s success in the Gender Balance Index 2024 is a result of concerted efforts and collaborative initiatives undertaken by various federal and local entities. It reflects the nation’s commitment to advancing gender equality and creating an inclusive environment that empowers women and promotes their active participation in all spheres of society.

As the UAE celebrates this significant achievement, it reaffirms its commitment to continue championing gender balance and fostering an environment where all individuals, regardless of gender, have equal opportunities to thrive and contribute to the nation’s growth and prosperity.

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