Education is a fundamental human right and all human rights. Everyone has the right to it. Regardless of gender, religion, race or economic status. Education is critical to our development as individuals and communities and helps pave the way for a successful and productive future. When we make sure that individuals have the right to quality education inherent in gender equality, we create important opportunities for future generations.
Education promotes life, terminates cycles of poverty and disease between generations, and provides a basis for sustainable development. Better basic education provides girls and boys with the knowledge and skills to pursue multiple lifestyles. In addition, a rights-based approach to education can address some deep-seated inequalities in societies. These disparities control millions of children, especially girls, to live a life without good education – and thus live a life of lost opportunities.
The United Arab Emirates has been interested in the development and development of women in various fields since its inception, in recognition of the active role of women in society. The State has established schools, universities and private institutions to parallel women’s development and progress with the development that took place in the country after the establishment of the Union. This has helped the State, which grants women equal rights with men in education, health, employment and many fields.
Women’s education is one of the key elements in the process of cultural renaissance established by the late Sheikh Zayed. He is the founder of the role of women in society as a key individual and partner in the process of national development. Which combines the preservation of its identity and privacy in the society and its openness to the times.
Sheikh Zayed assumed the responsibility of providing a distinct environment for women’s education, encouraged families to enroll their daughters in education, and established schools for the purpose of teaching students, providing them with creativity and leadership, and building the personality of the student and opening wide horizons for participation in the service of national development and community building. This is supported by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, the Supreme President of the Family Development Foundation, and the President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood (Umm Al-Emarat), which has been and continues to strengthen the women’s march. Arab, regional and international.
The number of female students enrolled in various educational stages has witnessed tremendous growth since the second half of the last decade. This development continues to the extent that students institute 74% of the higher education institutions. The creativity of Emirati women did not stop at a specific field, Under the auspices of our wise leadership, and enjoys equality, guaranteed by the Constitution and its legislation.
The United Nations estimated that the proportion of learners in the UAE was 53.5%, and in 2000 it estimated that this figure reached 79%. In 2007, the Institute of Statistics of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) The ratio increased to 88.7%.
The President and Founder of the State, Sheikh Zayed, has been keen to establish educational institutions in the UAE a balance between the traditional and modern approaches in their educational programs, while insisting that girls ‘education should receive no less attention to boys’ education and that education be gender equality, and allocated an educational budget of 4% of the general federal budget to facilitate the implementation of the program to build a number of schools quickly. The founder, Sheikh Zayed, along with many of his aides and the people, was aware of the difficulties facing the great educational project he was hoping to achieve. There were only a few qualified teachers in the UAE in 1971, and the rest were from Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, and Syria.
When we talk about women and education in the UAE and in the era of Zayed, it means that we are talking about the achievements of civilization that the country boasts of all over the world. Emirati women have become, with this cultural renaissance, a predominant title in the world for all excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship, and creativity.
Events for UAE women:
• In 1982, she graduated from the first women’s college in Khawla bint Al Azwar Military College, the first female military college in the Gulf region in 1982.
• Women accounted for 76.6% of national doctors, 88% of dentists, 97.4% of pharmacists, 94.3% of nurses, and 63.4% of technical staff, according to the Ministry of Health.
• The UAE was ranked first in the World Index by the World Economic Forum (WIEF), and was ranked first in the Arab world in terms of women’s leadership and parliamentary empowerment, according to a report in 2013.
Women’s Rights in the Constitution
Since its inception, the United Arab Emirates has ensured the equality of men and women as a general rule. This is affirmed in the Constitution of the State, which guarantees women their full rights, as well as a set of legislations and laws which have added many rights to Emirati women in various fields. The State, according to the magazine «Shield of the Nation», the inherent nature of women and their specificity, and gave positive recognition in a number of laws such as work, where the Federal Law No. (8) of 1980 on the organization of labor relations, the privacy of the innate nature of women, the need to maintain The nation of women, through the work that women may not be employed where a statement.
Leadership positions for UAE women
In 2004, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Economy and Trade, was the first Emirati to hold a ministerial position, followed by the appointment of Maryam Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs in 2006, Raim Al Hashimi and Dr. Maitha Salim Al Hashimi, Ministers of State in 2008, bringing the number of female ministers in the federal government to four out of 22 ministers. Najla Al Awar holds the position of Secretary General of the Council of Ministers since March 2006, FNC, takes over. Amal Qubaisi, the post of First Deputy Chairman of the Board.