Dubai Customs has launched a new award that aims at enabling women to enhance their competitive performance.
The Customs Woman Award: Al Thurayya was inaugurated with the presence of Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Director of Dubai Customs, Raja Al Gurg, President of the Dubai Business Women Council, and a number of executive directors and female members of government committees.
Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, said: “As the UAE makes strides in women’s empowerment, opportunities for Emirati women are exponentially rising.
“We aspire to go beyond the scope of ensuring gender equality and enable women to be pivotal members of society, contributing to development in all fields following the vision of our wise leadership.”
President Sheikh Khalifa has called for Emirati women to occupy 50% of the country's Federal National Council.
Mariam Khalifa Al-Shamsi, Head of the Women's Committee at Dubai Customs Committee said: “Emirati women have helped build a stronger nation as the vision of UAE’s leaders enabled them to take greater strides.
“The Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women 2015-2021 has provided a framework for federal and government institutions and organisations in developing work programmes to empower women in all areas of sustainable development, and we strongly support this approach within our work in Dubai Customs”.
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