Trailblazing Emirati Women

Under the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed, and our “Mother of the Nation,” Her Highness Sheikha Fatima, recognized early on that stability and peace are not possible without providing equal opportunities to both men and women. Sheikha Fatima championed universal education for women in the 1970s, and as a result of her literacy rates for both men and women are close to 95 percent. Education is a catalyst for community development and personal transformation, and Sheikha Fatima’s investment in education – which began over forty years ago – has come full circle. Here are the stories of just a few of the thousands of women who are working hard to create a better UAE, a better Middle East and a better world.