Theme for Emirati Women's Day 2023 “We Collaborate for Tomorrow”
The Emirates Nursing Association has celebrated the "Emirati Women's Day" on Tuesday, 29th August 2023, which in line with an annual national occasion of 28th of August under theme “We Collaborate for Tomorrow”; to express pride in the outstanding achievements of Emirati women and their pivotal role and distinguished contribution to the UAE renaissance and sustainable development.
This has been launched by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak (The Mother of the Nation), 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), following President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan steps and this aims to highlight the UAE's domestic efforts and its global contribution to addressing sustainability challenges by finding innovative solutions in the fields of energy and climate change.
Emirates Nursing Association has participated at two levels at First, conducted ENA forum and shared successful story about influential Emirati nurse Laila Sultan Albahri Board member- ENA, Chief Nursing Officer in Umm Al Quwain Hospital in the Emirates Health Services (EHS) since 2004 till date and served Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP). She reported her achievements in organizing nursing operations with massive contribution at facility and UAE community level. She was Honored as an exemplary employee cascading at many levels of career path. She has played various roles at nursing in the community and went far beyond the expected to serve with her profession to achieve the community and country goals. She was one of the pioneers from board members to contribute in the establishment of Emirates Nursing Association- ENA and Experience different position ENA since 2000. Currently, she is holding an experience as certified trained as Trainer Leadership for Change since 2005 and Internal Quality Management System Auditor and International Auditor for EFQM Model.
Second participation included celebration with General Women's Union (GWU) which took place at Abu Dhabi and was contributed by our recognized Emirati board members represented from Samah Mahmoud-Board Member, Khawla Mohammed Alshaer, Reem Sultan Al khasooni and Alia Alhadad.
The session aimed in shedding light on the contributions of Emirati women as a strategic partner in building bridges of sustainability, great appreciation to their multiple developmental roles across UAE, whether through holding leadership positions in the fields of environment and sustainability and their active participation in community initiatives in this field in their various specialties, or through their roles in the family system as a reference and role model for individuals. Family and society.
Moreover, United Arab Emirates-UAE has succeeded in enhancing women's participation in leadership positions, political life, and decision-making positions, as their representation in the ministerial formation of the country's government amount to some 27.5 % and reaches 50% in membership of the Federal National Council (FNC), which is among the highest regional and global rates, according to reports and competitiveness indicators.
Also, UAE ranked first globally in women's parliamentary representation for 2020 and 2021 within the Global Competitiveness Index issued by Switzerland’s Institute of Management Development, as well as within the index of women's parliamentary representation for 2021 and 2022 in WEF’s Global Gender Gap Report.
UAE is Proud with all Emirati Women's and Wish you all the success and the best