The seminar aimed to facilitate knowledge exchange and share experiences in the field of gender balance within the United Arab Emirates and Nordic countries.
Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council, President of Dubai Women Establishment, and wife of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) organized the “Women in the Workspace: A shared UAE-Nordic Perspective” seminar in collaboration with the Danish Embassy in the UAE.
The seminar aimed to facilitate knowledge exchange and share experiences in the field of gender balance within the United Arab Emirates and Nordic countries. It comprised of in-depth discussions on best gender-friendly practices and policies in support of women’s imperative socio-economic role, and reviewed the necessity of encouraging their entrepreneurial success.
The seminar was attended by Mona Al Marri, Chairperson of DWE’s Board of Directors; Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin, the Danish Ambassador to the UAE; Marianne Nissila, the Finnish Ambassador to the UAE; Sten Arne Rosnes, the Norwegian Ambassador to the UAE; Carl Mörner, the Deputy Swedish Ambassador to the UAE; Shamsa Saleh, CEO of DWE; Lamia Abdulaziz Khan, Director of Dubai Ladies Club; Sultana Saif, Director of the Women Development Department at DWE; and Maitha Shuaib, DWE’s Director of Corporate Communication.
During the seminar, Mona Al Marri praised the cooperation and longstanding friendly relations between the UAE and the Nordic countries, and highlighted that the seminar serves as an ideal platform for knowledge-exchange and enhancing communication between Emirati and Nordic female entrepreneurs, as Nordic countries are among the world’s pioneers in fostering gender balance and encouraging the active participation of women in the political and socio-economic spheres
She also elaborated that the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) ranked Denmark among the world’s leading countries in terms of equality in income between genders. Similarly, UAE ranked high in equal wage for similar work, and announced in 2018 ‘The Law on Equal Wages and Salaries for Men and Women’.
Strengthening happiness and productivity
Reflecting on the significance of the seminar, Franz-Michael Skjold Mellbin stated, “What makes this seminar special is that it will focus on specific action for gender equality in the workspace. Individual action. Private sector action. Government action.
Following the footsteps of the UAE government which has proved to be an excellent model for women’s empowerment, the Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) has set up a Ladies Forum to empower women of the society by discovering their hidden talents, honing their skills and helping them overcome struggles.
Dubai Judicial Institute (DJI), in cooperation with Dubai Police, the National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking Crimes, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), is organising the fifth ‘Specialist in Combating Human Trafficking’ programme for the year 2019/2020.The current edition has 38 students, including three Saudi Arabian and two Bahrainis for the first time.
A large number of children of determination (special needs) took part in a various activities as part of the day-long 2nd annual ‘Common Ground’ organised by the Aster Volunteers, the global corporate social responsibility initiative
The 16 days of Activism spanning from International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, through Human Rights Day on 10 December, are an annual campaign against gender-based violence.
European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Igor Driesmans said the world would certainly defeat the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in two ways. One is the determination to come up with well-tested and safe vaccines made available and affordable for all, whether rich or poor. The other is governments and regional blocs dead set on well-meaning collaborations and partnerships.
UAE students have achieved another set of outstanding A-Level results this year, despite the enormous pressures they have been subjected to over the last few months. Now, they are all set to progress to prestigious universities around the globe.
A female defendant contacted the victim and made him believe that she offers massage services.