University of Bradford honours Sheikha Fatima

ABU DHABI, — H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, has been awarded an honorary PhD by the University of Bradford in recognition of her efforts in women’s empowerment at the domestic, regional and international levels.

The honorary certificate was presented to Noura Al Suwaidi, Director-General of the General Women’s Union, by the vice president of the university.

Al Suwaidi noted that Sheikha Fatima is the pioneer of women’s action in the UAE and that her support empowered the General Women’s Union to make achievements over the past decades.

The awarding ceremony was organised by Abu Dhabi Police under the patronage of Commander-in-Chief Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi.

Al Rumaithi said that UAE women’s achievements were made possible thanks to the support being extended by Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak.

Guided by the vision of the Mother of the Nation, Abu Dhabi Police provides good opportunities and a favourable work atmosphere to policewomen to support their professional development, he noted.

Major Amna Mohammed Khamis Al Bloushi, Chairwoman of the Emirates Women Police Association (EWPA), officers and wives of diplomats attended the ceremony.

Al Bloushi noted that Sheikha Fatima ensured that women’s development should not be dissociated from family development.

She said honouring the Mother of the Nation is an honour for all Emirati women.

Source: Emirates News Agency