SHARJAH, 25th May, 2018 (WAM) — Under the theme, “Our Achievements, Your Support,” the Nama Women Advancement Establishment, NAMA, honoured its members, employees and partners for helping to meet its goals to empower women and promote their participation in public life, during its annual Suhoor gathering on Thursday.
The Suhoor was held in the Kahraman Ramadan Majlis at Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre, in the presence of Reem bin Karam, Director of NAMA, and Sheikha Hind Majid Al Qassimi, Acting Chairperson of the Sharjah Business Women Council, SBWC, and women entrepreneurs and business leaders.
NAMA highlighted its determination to continue empowering women, to enhance their capabilities and skills and make positive social changes.
In her speech, Reem bin Karam said, “During the Year of Zayed 2018, we are renewing our commitment to the values of our founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who taught us that the progress of women is fundamental to the development of our country. ‘Nothing pleases me more than seeing Emirati women assume their role in society and achieving their rightful position, and nothing should hinder the march of women’s progress. Like men, women have the right to assume the highest positions, according to their abilities and qualifications,’ Sheik Zayed said.”
“The UAE’s support for women is exemplified by the efforts of the ‘Mother of the UAE,’ H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and the directives of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, to support women’s advancements, and is in line with the vision of his wife, H.H. Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of NAMA, who has dedicated her efforts and time to build the capabilities of women and elevate their overall status,” she added.
Reem bin Karam called upon the audience to promote joint actions and highlight the achievements of female leaders from the region, the Middle East and around the world. “Our local achievements motivate us to work harder. Today, Emirati women hold 66 percent of all public-sector jobs, the highest in the world, and around nine percent of private sector jobs. There are also 21,000 businesswomen in the UAE,” she added.
At the end of the Suhoor, NAMA honoured its sponsors, partners and organisations that supported its projects and programmes and contributed to delivering its messages, which include the GWU and the Ministry of Economy.