The National Archives Delivers a Lecture on Emirati Women’s Day

The National Archives Delivers a Lecture on Emirati Women’s Day

In Participation with Sheikh Khalifa Medical City

The National Archives Delivers a Lecture on Emirati Women’s Day


The National Archives of the U.A.E. participated in the forum organized by Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) in celebration of Emirati Women’s Day as she has assumed her role with confidence and effectiveness in building and developing her nation.

The National Archives’ participation came in the form of a lecture entitled “Aspects of Historical Development in the Women’s March in the U.A.E.” in celebration of Women’s Day, which coincides with the inception of the Women’s Union on August 28, 1975 in appreciation of the Emirati women’s role and efforts in all social and economic fields. Their achievements are credited to the efforts of the founder and leader, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who built the Emirati women’s renaissance, stood up for women’s issues and was their first supporter to overcome obstacles hindering their development and contributions to the nation. In fact, this wise vision became deeply rooted in the thought and approach of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. President.

The lecture delivered by the researcher and lecturer, Abdullatif Al Sayyadi, who discussed the life of the Emirati woman before the foundation of the Union. He made it clear that her role was limited to the family only as a wife or a mother; she did not play any important role related to the future of the family nor to making any critical decisions in this regard. However, the lecturer pointed out that the establishment of the Union, which was a major event, heralded a new dawn for the Emirati woman’s life. Thus, women enjoyed many benefits, privileges, and achievements, starting from asserting their rights in the U.A.E. constitution, particularly those related to social justice, freedom, equality, and inalienable rights and ending with the high position they established within the empowerment stage during the reign of H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the U.A.E. President. During his reign, the U.A.E. has been ranked number one in the world for treating women with respect, according to the Global Social Index in the world report issued by the World Economic Forum (WEF).