Prominent Stations

The work of the General Women’s Union since its establishment has been full of achievements and gains that contributed in translating the vision of the UAE government towards empowering women and their leadership, thanks to the directives of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation the pioneer of women's work (Mother of the Emirates) and her diligent follow-up, Emirati women have been able to achieve many gains as a result of the programs and projects launched by the General Women's Union over the past decades. Therefore, through this section, we shall document the most prominent and important achievements towards adopting the best practices in order to bring Emirati women to advanced ranks in various 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

the era of spiritual, intellectual and social advancement


the era of capacity- and skill-building

Second Decade
Third Decade

the era of empowerment.


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


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


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


Opening the UN Women's Communication Office in October 2016


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


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


Contributing to the amendment of the maternity leave regulations


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


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


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


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


Establishing the Child Visitation Office in 2001


Joining the Arab Women Organization


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


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


Launching the National Productive Families Project in 1997


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


Establishing the Women's Handicraft Centre in 1978


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


Joining the Arab Women’s Union in 1975

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