Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of TBHF, on the occasion of Emirati Women’s Day “Emirati women exemplify the very essence of our values as a nation that cares”

“Emirati Women’s Day stands as a resounding tribute to the phenomenal spirit of our nation’s women, a spirit that thrives in an environment that champions their aspirations and nurtures their capabilities. As we gather on this auspicious day, I am moved to emphasise that the UAE’s profound support for its women has not only unleashed their inherent potential but also emboldened them to take the helm in driving social and national progress. This empowerment has seen Emirati women shine radiantly on both local and international stages, translating our visionary leadership’s ideals into tangible achievements across diverse realms.”

“Today, with hearts brimming with pride, we laud the triumphant strides of each Emirati woman, with a particular focus on those magnanimously dedicated to humanitarian causes. These are the women who have gone beyond the ordinary, selflessly leading an array of initiatives that resonate with compassion, solidarity, and a commitment to uplifting fellow women around the world. Their efforts mirror the very essence of humanity, embodying the principles upheld by Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation, Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at UNHCR.”

“In the tapestry of ‘We Collaborate for Tomorrow,’ we envision a future enriched by heightened community synergy across every facet, propelling the UAE to greater prominence globally. Today, I express our profound gratitude to the visionary leadership for instilling unwavering trust in us. This trust ignites a fire within us to continuously enhance our capacities, enabling us to make even more profound contributions to our nation’s journey of sustainable development.”

“This celebration not only applauds what we have achieved but also underscores the immense potential that lies ahead. In the realm of humanitarian pursuits, I fervently call upon Emirati women to step forward, to embrace this noble calling of impacting lives, transcending boundaries, and knitting the world together with compassion. Those among us who are already fervently engaged in humanitarian work deserve our deepest reverence, as they exemplify the very essence of our values as a nation that cares.”