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Emirati Women’s Day is an inspirational day for the women of the United Arab Emirates and women worldwide. Emirati women have been selflessly working towards building a better nation for women and their counterparts. Most importantly, it is a day that celebrates the achievements and efforts of Emirati women. Their efforts have been remarkable in various fields, for instance, arts, science, sports, etc. The day commemorates their power and the role they play in developing the nation. So, let us know more about Emirati Women’s Day and how to celebrate it.
A Little Background
The Emirati Women’s Day was first observed in 2015 initiated by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi. Emirati Women’s Day is celebrated annually on 28th August with a unique theme each year.
Sheikh Fatima herself comes forward with these themes to inspire women. She is known as the Mother of the Nation. Also, she is the General Women’s Union Chairwoman, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and the President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.
2021’s Theme & Its Aim
Emirati Women’s Day 2021 theme is “Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for the next 50 years”. This year’s theme for Emirati Women’s Day aims to highlight the ambitions of the Emirati women for making the nation a better and prosperous place to be in. Also, it promotes women leadership and empowerment. And with the UAE completing 50 years of establishment, Emirati Women’s Day 2021 hopes to boost women participation in legislative, executive, and managerial roles. With the legislation’s support, women aim to make their rights communicated to all.
Now women can find excellent career opportunities and a safer and more inclusive environment in the UAE. Moreover, all this is possible due to years of fighting for women’s rights and safety. Many initiatives were taken to highlight gender equality, and most importantly, to create a more safe and secure environment for women.