Prominent Stations

Thanks to the support and efforts of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, the pioneer of women's efforts in the UAE, and her close follow-up, the General Women's Union has been able to attain several achievements and gains during the course of its work since its establishment in 1975. The General Women's Union has worked hard to translate the government's vision of women's empowerment and leadership in all fields.

From this standpoint, we believe that each of the last four decades of the work of the General Women's Union has been characterized with a certain aspect, given the special requirements and priorities of each. In this context, the course of work of the General Women's Union can be divided as follows:

First Decade
(1975-1985):

the era of spiritual, intellectual and social advancement

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2

the era of capacity- and skill-building

(1986-1995):
Second Decade
Third Decade
(1996-2005)

the era of empowerment.

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4

the era of harvest and pursuit of sustainability

(2006 – Now)
Fourth Decade

Following are some prominent stations in the course of work of

the General Women's Union

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Joining the Arab Women Organization

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Contributing to the amendment of the maternity leave regulations

1975

Launching the Women Literacy and Education Strategy in the UAE in 1975

1975

Joining the Arab Women’s Union in 1975

1978

Establishing the Women's Handicraft Centre in 1978

1984

Joining the Coordinating Committee for Women's Action in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula in 1984

1997

Launching the National Productive Families Project in 1997

1997

Launching the Fatima Bint Mubarak Award for the Ideal Family in 1997

1998

Sponsoring the National Survey of the Characteristics of the UAE Family in 1998

2001

Establishing the Child Visitation Office in 2001

2002

Launching the UAE National Strategy for the Advancement of Women in 2002

2004

Launching the program of strengthening the role of women parliamentarians and women’s political empowerment in 2004

2004

Launching the program of strengthening the role of women parliamentarians and women’s political empowerment in 2004

2006

Launching the Women in Technology program in the UAE in cooperation with Microsoft in 2006

2014

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak announcing the 28th of August as the Emirati Women’s Day on November 30, 2014

2015

Launching the National Strategy for Emirati Women's Empowerment and Leadership in the UAE in 2015

2015

The Women’s Union receiving the first prize for the best government service in social sector within the Government Summit 2015

2016

Launching the online interactive platform of the Emirati Women’s Day in August 2016

2016

Announcing the establishment of the Development Center for Innovation and Creativity in September 2016

2016

Opening the UN Women's Communication Office in October 2016

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