Strategic Partners

Ministry of Interior

The Ministry of Interior is a strategic partner for the General Women's Union in many programs related to women’s care and protection, based on mutual partnership and cooperation in the field of research and organization of various awareness activities on topics such as traffic safety and child protection.

UNICEF Gulf Area

The basic agreement between the United Arab Emirates and The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in 1972 constitutes a basis for the relationship between the UAE government and UNICEF. The relationship has developed intensively with the signing of a cooperation program between UNICEF and the General Women's Union as a strategic partner for UNICEF Gulf Area in the United Arab Emirates. The General Women's Union also hosts the UNICEF office at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority is a strategic partner for the General Women's Union in the development of solutions, programs and digital applications that help disseminate the messages of the General Women's Union and facilitate its mission in providing community services that support women and children through workshops, seminars and capacity-building programs.

Aafaq Islamic Finance

Aafaq Islamic Finance is a strategic partner for the General Women's Union with its support and enhancement of the role of Emirati women in education, health, economy and politics in order to maintain its pioneering and capable position at all levels and in all various fields, based on its policy of activating communication with all segments of society and in all fields.

Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority

The Federal Authority for Competitiveness and Statistics is a basic reference for the General Women's Union in the survey of various statistics related to the indicators of women's empowerment. The Women's Union works closely with the Authority to build a database on gender indicators and conduct relevant surveys.

United Nations Development Programme

The General Women's Union is keen to learn about the best practices in the area of women's empowerment through its cooperation with various United Nations organizations, most importantly the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The main areas of cooperation with the programme includes the use of its technical support in cooperation with sister United Nations organizations such as ESCWA and UN Women.

24 News Website

24 website is part of a group of media initiatives operating under the umbrella of "24 Media Studies", committing to its media and political line and serving its objectives in contributing to the creation of a serious and thoughtful media environment aimed at spreading the values of pluralism, tolerance, cultural coexistence and renouncing of all forms of intolerance and bigotry.

UN Women

The agreement between the Government of the United Arab Emirates and the UN Women forms a basis for the joint cooperation between the General Women's Union and UN Women. The two parties signed a memorandum of understanding which entered into force on the date of its signing on 22 September 2017, for counseling on the advancement of women in the region. It is worth mentioning that the General Women's Union hosts the UN Women's Communication Office at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Dhabi University

On May 20, 2017 the General Women's Union and Abu Dhabi University signed a memorandum of understanding to promote the mutual cooperation and support all the efforts aimed at the advancement and empowerment of Emirati women. The agreement was a qualitative leap in the close cooperation the GWU seeks with all state institutions, especially educational ones. Under the agreement, the two parties exchange documents, information, studies, research and scientific papers and cooperate in the field of research related to the nature of work of the GWU and Abu Dhabi University.

Beit Al Khair Society

The General Women's Union signed a memorandum of understanding with Beit Al Khair Society in October 2017, aiming to enhance cooperation and coordination between the two parties in all fields in order to consolidate the efforts of Emirati women and allow them to play their full role in society.

Khalifa Empowerment Program for Students -Aqdar

The General Women's Union and Khalifa Empowerment Program for Students (Aqdar) have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at activating the national document for student awareness, deepening the effective communication between the two parties along with the joint results and outputs in the field of social awareness. The agreement was intended for students in the country’s public and private schools and universities.

FAO Sub-Regional Office

In December 2013, The General Women's Union and the FAO Sub-Regional Office signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the project of empowering Emirati women in food and agriculture sector in the UAE. The GWU, in cooperation with FAO Sub-Regional Office for the Gulf Cooperation Council States and Yemen has launched the Food Awareness and School Gardens Project for the UAE students in the first and second cycles of primary education.

National and Reserve Service Authority

The General Women's Union and the National and Reserve Service Authority have signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of female national service. The National Service program aims at enhancing the loyalty and belonging of young people, preparing them to take responsibility for building and developing their homeland, immunizing them against destructive intellectual and religious trends and beliefs and increasing cohesion among society members.

Abu Dhabi Judicial Department

In May 2012, the General Women's Union and the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a strategic partnership between the two parties in order to ensure the highest level of social services provided by the GWU Child Visitation Office, within a clear legal framework to which ADJD will contribute to draft. This legal framework helps the Child Visitation Center achieve its most important objectives in contributing to the protection of families from disintegration factors and damages by providing a dynamic and diverse range of targeted and renewable social programs and activities.

Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Women

In December 2007, The General Women's Union signed a memorandum of understanding with Bahrain's Supreme Council for Women aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two parties for the advancement of Arab women, exchange of experiences and benefiting from successful experiences between the two parties in various fields related to women's empowerment issues.

Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs

In October 2014, The General Women's Union signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of State for Federal National Council Affairs to coordinate both parties’ efforts in promoting the culture of political participation in society, especially among women across the emirates, in addition to cooperate in preparation of joint research and studies and organization of conferences, seminars and training programs in the field of political awareness in order to advance Emirati women and allow them to play their full role in society.

Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation

In October 2017, the General Women’s Union signed a memorandum of understanding with Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation to enhance cooperation and coordination between the two parties in all fields in order to activate women’s role, enhance their entrepreneurial capacities and encourage micro, small and medium enterprises to enable Emirati women to participate in the economic field.

Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development

In August 2017, the General Women's Union and the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation and coordination between the two parties in all fields in order to unify the efforts of Emirati women and allow them to play their full role in society.

National Media Council

The General Women's Union signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Media Council on 7/9/2009, aiming to enhance cooperation and coordinate efforts to achieve the Media Strategy for Arab Women, in addition to exchange experiences, knowledge and institutional experiences at all levels.

National Commission for Lebanese Women

The General Women's Union signed a memorandum of understanding with the Lebanon’s National Commission for Lebanese Women on 11/11/2008 to exchange women-related experiences, programs and action plans and promote cooperation between the two parties in women-related economic, cultural and social areas.

Sudanese Women General Union

The General Women's Union signed a memorandum of understanding with the Sudanese Women General Union on 2/10/2002 to coordinate the two parties’ efforts in the positions concerning Arab women and the exchange of delegations and experts in all fields in a way that serves women’s empowerment in both countries.

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