It is another proud moment for the UAE and it's women folk. In its annual report for 2014, the Arab Women Foundation has ranked the UAE as number one in the Arab world on empowerment of women for the year 2014.
Citing the areas of participation for Arab women in as decision-making bodies, governments, parliaments and parliamnetary elections in the Arab countries, the foundation lauded the UAE for actively pursuing policies on women empowerment.
An article in The Khaleej Times states that women constitute 22 per cent of the membership of the Federal National Council, which is the highest proportion of women participation in the Arab countries for the third year in a row. The report added that with the number of women ministers increasing from two to four, the UAE steadily makes way towards more chances for women participation especially in areas such as judiciary and the diplomatic corps and the increasing number of women involved in business.
Media Adviser for the Arab Women Foundation, Dr Suad Suleiman praised the initiatives of a number of Arab countries in seeking and following policies that enhance women participation in various fields. The report will also be distributed in English and French to United Nations organisations, the European Union in Brussels, European universities, research centres and women bodies in the Arab world.
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