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Civic bodies laud female staff to mark Women’s Day
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SHARJAH: Sharjah’s Public Works Department was too apt in its tweet yesterday to mark International Women’s Day. The department tweeted: “125 women in the ‘Works’: 39 engineers; 11 leaders and 75 administrators,” DPW_Sharjah, without mentioning the total number of staff.

The civic body also tweeted a quote by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah that “A woman has never been mere half of the society, but she was and will remain the foundation of the society for its present and future.”

Meanwhile, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation tweeted a picture of a scarfed engineer bearing the caption: “At Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, we are committed to providing all support to our female employees.

“On International Women’s Day, we thank them for their contributions and participation in assuming important responsibilities to promote growth and development and build a better future for present and future generations.”

Varied messages, colourful pictures, and creative initiatives by the government and private entities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) punctuated the celebration of International Women’s Day which falls on March 8.

Almost all the entities marked the day and all attributed the female gender’s empowerment to the country’s founding leadership led by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the Mother of the Nation, Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak.

The Minister of Community Development, Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, honoured Dubai Police by attending their gathering yesterday at Intercontinental Hotel in Festival City, Dubai, where they reflected on the position of a woman in the security of the nation. The same gathering was attended by Sheikha Shamsa Bint Hashr Al Maktoum and Sheikha Fatima Bint Hashr Al Maktoum alongside a bevy of senior police officials.

At Emirates Transport in Dubai, the Director General, Mohammed Abdullah Al Jurman and the establishment’s Executive Director for Administration, Hanan Saqar addressed the female staffers.

Hanan revealed that by the end of last year, ET had 5,772 staff of which 24.3 per cent are women and 12.3 per cent of  top leadership is female. The number of staffers increased from 4,709 as of 2015.

“The empowerment and success that an Emirati woman has attained has been due to hard work and good leadership,” said Hanan.

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