Thursday 21 September 2023 - 3:39:39 pm

Emirati women ushered in new era of excellence in sports: Noura Al Suwaidi

ABU DHABI, 27th August, 2022 (WAM) -- Noura Al Suwaidi, Secretary-General of the General Women’s Union (GWU) and President of the UAE Women Sports Federation, said that Emirati women have ushered in a new era of empowerment and excellence in sports.

On the occasion of the annual Emirati Women’s Day, celebrated on 28th August, Al Suwaidi extended her greetings to H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU), Chairwoman of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation (FDF), and the "Mother of the Nation".

"The date, 28th August, is a pivotal milestone in the journey of Emirati women, as it witnessed the appointment of Sheikha Fatima as president of the GWU, which was established on 27th August, 1975, after she made remarkable achievements, driven by a progressive vision, and became an inspiring leader who contributed to the journey of women’s empowerment on cultural, economic, developmental, technological and sporting fronts. Over 47 years, she fashioned out of Emirati women icons who inspire women around the world. Emirati women have occupied high positions in the local and global arenas, leveraging the leadership's support and the UAE's female empowerment strategy to the fullest," she said.

"The UAE Women Sports Federation is working according to a forward-looking vision developed around the concepts of participatory planning and teamwork, to drive progress across women’s sports, and backed by a strategic plan that helps enrich the track record of Emirati women in sports and bolsters the UAE's efforts to encourage women to get into sports, in cooperation with relevant authorities and strategic partners," she added.

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