August 28, 2021: HE AbdulRahman bin Mohamed Al Owais, the Minister of Health, said on the occasion of Emirati Women's Day, that women have formed a key pillar in the national strategies that are based on innovation, excellence, and leadership, thanks to the support and guidance of the state's wise leadership which paid special attention to the empowerment of women to help them assume leadership roles.
Al Owais underlined that the state's leadership has provided all drivers of success, supportive environment, and empowerment programs to help women unleash their energies and talents and assume leadership roles, thus achieving significant milestones over the past decades.
He highlighted the importance of the position Emirati women enjoy since the era of the founding fathers, which made them captured the world's attention through their significant achievements in enhancing the state's sustainable development and being an effective partner in nation-building journey, prosperity, future foresight, and preserving gains.
The Health Minister congratulated 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) on this occasion, pointing out that the directives of her highness to choose the theme 'Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for Next 50 Years' reflects her confidence in the role of Emirati women in reaching better future and more prosperous for the nation.
This slogan also reflects the efforts exerted by her highness to strengthen women's role in all forums and her belief that Emirati women must be an active partner in achieving leadership for the next fifty years, noted Al Owais.
HE added that the UAE history stands witness to women's honorable stances that are bursting with outstanding achievements and inspiring success stories for generations to come.
Al Owais shed light on the efforts and sacrifices of Emirati females in the first line of defense to protect society from the Covid-19 pandemic, proving that they lived up to the responsibility to stand with their nation in these challenging times.
He expressed pride in the participation of Emirati females in the preparations for the Expo 2020 Dubai, an achievement that helps women take their rightful place in society.