TRENDS RESEARCH & ADVISORY

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 4:40 pm
Sign up for Newsletter

image

image
“UAE’s gender journey: from five female graduates a year to 50,000 businesswomen”

“UAE’s gender journey: from five female graduates a year to 50,000 businesswomen”

December 20, 2017 4:40 pm

The National writes:

More than 53,000 Emirati businesswomen are registered running an investment worth more than $15 billion.

“The government and leadership never stopped thinking of where to go next,” she said. “We established this council to acknowledge the importance of gender balance in UAE, to strengthen the institutional capacity and to ensure adequate gender-based policies within the UAE economic plan.”

But more needs to be done globally as the phenomenon of women in peace and security has been regressing around the world. Many are said to still believe it is a women’s agenda rather than inclusive of all genders.

But experts hope to attract young people and members of the more traditional security community to discuss vital issues on how to advance gender equality and its impact on international and national security.

“I wish more countries would take the commitment of gender equality as seriously as does the UAE,” said Dr Chantal de Jonge Oudraat, president of Women in International Security.

“Because it is seen as a women’s agenda, for many it is a marginal agenda and not a priority.

“For many states, because it’s a women’s agenda, it’s too often seen as an option so we want to underscore that it’s about gender equality, the importance of understanding gender perspectives, gender dimensions and how these affect international security as well as national security.”

Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, which co-hosted the conference along with Abu Dhabi think tank Trends Research and Advisory, hopes the summit will generate specific recommendations.”

To read the full story, follow this link: http://bit.ly/2ks3P1S

Tags:



  • US Withdrawal from the Iran Deal – What Comes Next?
    Feature Blog

    US Withdrawal from the Iran Deal – What Comes Next?

    On 8 May the President of the United States announced the USA would no longer participate in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, also known as the Iran Deal), effective immediately.  Furthermore, the President announced that US sanctions on Iran relating to its nuclear activity would be reinstated....


  • The Strategic Situation in Somalia and the Upcoming Withdrawal of International Forces
    Geography

    The Strategic Situation in Somalia and the Upcoming Withdrawal of International Forces

    The Strategic Situation in Somalia and the Upcoming Withdrawal of International Forces Last year, on March 6, 2017, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) marked its tenth year of combat operations against Al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-affiliated insurgent group. Six African countries provide the soldiers for AMISOM: Uganda, Burundi,...


  • American Civil-Military Relations Under President Trump
    Feature Blog

    American Civil-Military Relations Under President Trump

    This coming Veterans Day (11 November), the United States will hold what President Trump heralds as a great parade to display the country’s military might. Inspired by his attendance at France’s Bastille Day celebration, the parade will be the first of its scale since the country’s victory over Saddam...


  • Principled Realism: Interests and Ideology
    Geography

    Principled Realism: Interests and Ideology

    President Donald Trump’s first National Security Strategy opens with a description of its underlying philosophy, “Principled Realism:” “An America First National Security Strategy is based on American principles, a clear-eyed assessment of U.S. interests, and a determination to tackle the challenges that we face.  It is a strategy of...