Sat 03-09-2022 16:20 PM
NICOSIA, 3rd September, 2022 (WAM) -- The UAE Embassy in Nicosia organised a virtual session with the participation of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce and Industry in the Republic of Cyprus. The engaging dialogue shed light on the efforts of the UAE and Cyprus to empower women.
Sultan Ahmed Al Suwaidi, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, said that the session aimed to highlight the UAE’s efforts in providing an environment that supports the empowerment and leadership of women in all fields.
Al Suwaidi provided an overview of laws and legislative amendments enacted by the UAE on more than 20 issues, covering work, protection, political participation, personal status, the judiciary, wages, banking transactions, freedom of movement, marriage, entrepreneurship, property, and pension, all of which serve to enhance women’s rights and raise the UAE's stature globally.
For her part, Dr. Hayat Al Hosani, Head of the Support Services, Consular Affairs and Citizen Services Section at the UAE Embassy, highlighted the notable support that women in the UAE have enjoyed since the country’s founding, leading to the UAE ranking first in the MENA region in the World Bank’s "Women, Business and the Law" 2021 report and many others.
Natasha Pilides, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of Cyprus, discussed Cyprus’ strategy to close the gender gap by increasing women's participation, retention, and leadership and boosting women's financial literacy and presence in all sectors.