The president of the UAE Gender Balance Council, Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced UAE one of the world’s most gender equal countries in the council’s first official meeting of 2018.
The aim is to support the achievement of the leadership’s vision and directives to strengthen the UAE’s position across global competitive indicators and establish the country as a role model for gender balance legislation in the region.
Sheikha Manal said, “The council will propose new laws to support equal opportunities and narrow the gender gap across all sectors.”
The Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai said, “UAE considers both women and men as equal partners in national development and the UAE had approved a bill this month which would guarantee equal pay for men and women.”
UAE was placed first worldwide in three indicators ‘property rights between genders’ in the Prosperity Index by Legatum Institute, ‘literacy rate’ in the Global Gender Gap Report by the World Economic Forum and ‘secondary enrolments gender gap’ in the Human Capital Report by the World Economic Forum.