Sharjah 24 – WAM: Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union (GWU), President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood and Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation (FDF) said that the current achievements of the United Arab Emirates in all fields are the results of the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the country.
She also expressed pride in the unique model established by the country of unity, solidarity and development, and noted that her leadership follows Sheikh Zayed’s vision.
On the occasion of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations, she said there was a lot to be proud of about the past 50 years. She witnessed all the achievements and significant transformations of the UAE in a short period of time and underlined her privilege to be alongside the founding chief, the late Sheikh Zayed, who made his dream come true and turned a desert into modern cities. where people all over the world enjoy stability, comfort, happiness, security and tolerance.
She is proud to see the country realize its dreams in the space sector and in the overall achievements of Emirati women while preserving the customs and traditions of the country and playing their role as mothers.
In addition, she expressed satisfaction at the significant efforts made by the leadership of the United Arab Emirates to strengthen the international stature of the country, under the leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum , Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates; and Their Highnesses the members of the Supreme Council and the leaders of the Emirates.
Sheikha Fatima congratulated the citizens on the occasion of the country’s Golden Jubilee, declaring: “We are partners in all that we have accomplished, as well as in future achievements.”
She then recalled the gifts of Sheikh Zayed and the start of the country’s humanitarian efforts, as well as the significant challenges that Emirati women have faced during this period. She expressed satisfaction with the presence of Emirati women in all sectors and their crucial role as frontline advocates during the COVID-19 pandemic. She underlined the essential role of Emirati women in the construction of the country and its achievements, and stressed that they had assumed their responsibilities even before the creation of the country.
Regarding the legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed, she said that the current achievements are the result of his wise vision and determination. During the formation of the country, Sheikh Zayed believed that education was the cornerstone of any development process. He therefore gave priority to the creation of many schools across the country. He was keen to visit remote areas and urged people to send their children to school. He allocated a monthly fund to each student and provided them with stationery, Sheikha Fatima said. She affirmed Sheikh Zayed’s support and encouragement for women to serve the community.
Sheikh Zayed was the first supporter of women, she added, noting that she was satisfied that her dream had come true. Emirati women are now ministers, doctors, engineers, diplomats, businesswomen, judges and international civil servants.
The current challenges facing women are different, including those related to achieving a balance between their professional ambitions and family responsibilities, and protecting the national identity of the Emirati community, she added.
Women’s associations and the General Women’s Union (GWU) have played a major role in the empowerment and education of women, she said, noting that the GWU has played and still plays a major role in empowerment of women in various fields, including health, education, society and legislation, through a series of initiatives and training and awareness programs.
The UAE has also prioritized children’s rights, she explained, noting the passage of the Children’s Rights Act (Wadeema’s Law) and the establishment of children’s organizations, including the Abu Dhabi Early Years Authority and Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood.
âThe late Sheikh Zayed taught me that as long as we are alive we must hold onto our dreams and ambitions and keep working to achieve them. He also taught us that ambitions have no limits. , I wish to see our sons and daughters continue our global achievements, âsaid Sheikha Fatima in conclusion.