A New Appreciation Award for the Emirati Woman

  • 13 November 2007

The International Humanitarian Personality Award conferred by the Emirates World Heart Group (EWHG) this year to Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, Chairperson of the UAE Women’s Federation and Head of Arab Women’s Organization, comes as yet another commendation to several other awards Her Highness has received from various organizations. These include the United Nations award bestowed upon her last April for her outstanding contribution in supporting and empowering UAE women.

The recent award is of special significance as a select jury of over 300 international professors and doctors, from various medical centers worldwide, decided upon the distinguished personality to receive the award this year. The award is being conferred for the first time, since the establishment of the EWHG in 2003. This clearly suggests that the group wanted to confer this important award to a special personality, whose contribution in the humanitarian field is well-known and highly esteemed, and in this respect Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak holds a leading position in the development of women’s movement in the Arab world. Several specialized Arab and international parties avouch her exceptional contribution to the cause of Arab women. Professor Carlos Chachques M.D., President of the Emirates World Heart, said that the choice of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak indicates the world’s gratitude to Her Highness for her humanitarian efforts reflect a rare nobility. He said that Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak made concerted efforts to ease the suffering of the sick and extended her unstinted support to affairs of women and children at the international level confirming, “she is the foremost supporter of children, women and humanity at the international level.”

In fact, the international honor conferred on Her Highness Sheikha Fatima is a matter of pride and honor for every UAE woman and comes as a commendation for the progress she has made at the political, social, economic and culture spheres, that has played an important and influential role in the progress of the UAE. Indeed, it has become an example to be emulated at the Arab and Gulf levels. This honor brings glory to the UAE women, and inspires her to take on more responsibilities to realize the ambitions of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima, who wants to see the UAE women as leaders not just at the national level, but the Arab and international levels too.

The International Humanitarian Personality Award conferred this year on Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Supreme Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation, Chairperson of the UAE Women’s Federation and Head of Arab Women’s Organization, by the Emirates World Heart Group (EWHG), is also a commendation for the UAE that makes the humanitarian dimension the main basis for its foreign policy.

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