View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Thursday, March 27, 2008

UAE Appointing Women to Top Positions

This week President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi an emiri decree appointing Kholoud Ahmed Juwan Al Dhahiri as a primary judge on at the Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department.

Al Dhahiri will be the first woman judge in the United Arab Emirates.

This welcome appointment underlines the government's significant commitment in engaging women in the overall development of the emirate and the country.

The UAE already has two women ministers and nine women in the advisory Federal National Council.

Source and further details: ‘Khalifa Names First Female Judge in UAE’, WAM 26 March 2008.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan makes “a welcome appointment.”