UAE a role model for gender balance, says Mona Al Marri

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  • Date: 25-Jan-2023
  • Source: Gulf News
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UAE a role model for gender balance, says Mona Al Marri

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Dubai: The UAE leadership’s confidence in the competencies of women has enabled the nation to be a global leader in gender balance, said Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice President of the UAE Gender Balance Council. Her comments came on Wednesday at the 8th Dubai International Project Management Forum (DIPMF), being held under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai. The rapid progress that the UAE has achieved in gender balance is demonstrated by the country being ranked first in the Arab world and 11th globally on the Gender Inequality Index (GII) of the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report 2022, Her Excellency said. The country has jumped 38 positions on the Gender Inequality Index since the establishment of the UAE Gender Balance Council seven years ago. The UAE was also ranked first for the second consecutive year both in the World Bank’s ‘Women, Business and the Law 2022’ report and the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Report 2022, she added. Speaking at DIPMF, Al Marri said the year 2022 saw the country’s private sector further strengthening its involvement in initiatives to accelerate the

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