Should you stated, “Boy, these all look to be males profitable these awards,” you’d be proper.
The Gender Steadiness Index is an initiative launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum — the chief of Dubai, one of many emirates that make up the UAE — in 2015.
The awards handed out embody three classes: “Finest Character for Supporting Gender Steadiness, Finest Federal Entity for Supporting Gender Steadiness, and the Finest Initiative for Supporting Gender Steadiness” — none of which sound like they’re particularly geared towards ladies profitable them.
The overall, who serves as each deputy prime minister and inside minister, is outwardly this 12 months’s “Finest Character for Supporting Gender Steadiness” within the UAE authorities. He earned that distinction for “his efforts to boost the participation of ladies within the UAE army, which has the very best share of participation within the Arab world, and for his position in supporting the modification of the choice of maternal depart for girls within the army, in addition to offering equal alternatives for women and men and making a supportive atmosphere for each,” in keeping with the Dubai Media Workplace’s press launch.
So that you put on that medal with satisfaction, common.
This 12 months’s different winners embody His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, deputy ruler of Dubai and minister of finance, who accepted the “Finest Federal Entity for Supporting Gender Steadiness” prize on behalf of the Ministry of Finance, and His Excellency Nasser bin Thani Juma Al Hamli, minister of human sources and Emiratisation, who snagged the “Finest Initiative for Supporting Gender Steadiness” for his company.
“The achievements of Emirati ladies at the moment reaffirm the smart imaginative and prescient of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who believed within the significance of the position of ladies, and their proper to work and turn out to be key companions in society,” the sheik stated in a press release launched by the federal government of Dubai’s media workplace.
And to be honest, in keeping with a UN Improvement Programme Research from 2018, the UAE is one of the best nation within the Gulf area in terms of gender equality. And within the UNDP’s most lately up to date model of its Gender Inequality Index, the nation ranks 34th out of 195, simply behind Poland.
However the sight of a bunch of males congratulating themselves for being nice towards ladies was a bit an excessive amount of for Twitter to take.