Scoring 100% in 5 out of the 8 key indicators, UAE tops the MENA region in the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law 2023 report.
Manal bint Mohammed, President of the UAE Gender Balance Council and President of the Dubai Women Establishment quoted that UAE serves as a global model in women’s empowerment, achieved through the public-private collaboration for enhancing women’s contributions in the workplace.
The UAE GBC, established in 2015, has collaborated with various federal entities to introduce over 20 legislations promoting and preserving the rights of women. The UAE’s progress in women’s empowerment aligns with the leadership’s vision of making the UAE the best nation in the world by 2070.
The annual World Bank report, that covers 190 countries, indicated that the UAE scored 82.5 out of 100 possible points across 35 sub-indicators divided into eight main areas of the report: Mobility, Workplace, Pay, Marriage, Parenthood, Entrepreneurship, Assets, and Pension.
Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed commended that the UAE’s success in providing women with equal opportunities through a series of legislation and policies aimed at ensuring that women continue to contribute to the nation's progress and build a better future for present and future generations. She also emphasised that this progress aligns with the leadership’s vision of making the UAE the best nation in the world by 2070.
UAE is a global leader in introducing legislation and regulations that support women’s rights and their role in the workplace. UAE GBC, a federal entity tasked with developing and implementing the gender balance agenda was established in 2015 with an objective to reduce gender gap and to promote UAE’s status as a benchmark for gender balance legislation.
The UAE GBC has collaborated with various federal entities, resulting in the introduction and reforms of over 20 legislations related to employee benefits, equal access to credit, political participation, personal status, judiciary, wages, freedom of movement, marriage, entrepreneurship, assets and pension. These reforms focus on enhancing women’s economic participation and safeguarding their rights.
With various collaboration of the GBC and federal entities, over 20 legislations were reformed considering employee benefits, equal access to credit, political participation, personal status, wages, marriage and more, focusing on enhancing women’s economic participation and safeguarding their rights.
SOURCE: Media Office