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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
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Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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April 26, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCC-LAW-2

"Each of the child's parents or whoever having legal authority thereon shall procure the issuance of the documents proving his birth, nationality and all other documents according to the laws in force at the State" (Pg 4).
April 26, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"It shall be prohibited to expose the child to any arbitrary interference or illegal conduct in his/her life, family, home or correspondences. It shall be also prohibited to harm his/her honour or reputation. The State shall guarantee the protection of the child from all child pornography forms according to the legislations in force" (Pg 4). "The following acts shall be prohibited: 1- To use or exploit a child in the filming, recording or production of pornographic materials. 2- To produce, publish, distribute or facilitate access of children to pornographic materials in any way. 3- To possess child pornography materials regardless of the intent to distribute the same.4- To download, upload...more
April 26, 2019, 9:01 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Every child shall have the right to education and the State shall work on achieving equal opportunities for every child according to the Laws in force" (Pg 6).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-2

"In Abu Dhabi and Al Ain cities, there are pink taxis driven by women to carry women, children younger than 10 years old and families. You can call 600-535-353 to book a taxi in Abu Dhabi. In the emirate of Abu Dhabi, front seats on the public buses are reserved for women. In the emirate of Dubai, there are pink taxis driven by women to carry women and families. You can book a taxi in Dubai by calling 04-2080808. In Dubai, front seats on the public buses are reserved for women. Some cabins on the public metro and trams are reserved for women. In Sharjah too, special taxis for women...more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-1, LBHO-LAW-2, LBHO-DATA-1

"As per a directive by H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, Emirati women must occupy 50 per cent of the Federal National Council’s (FNC) seats. Currently, there are 8 women members in FNC representing 20 per cent of the 40 available seats" (Para 19).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1, ERBG-LAW-1

"Empowerment of women in the UAE had started in 8 February 1973 when the first women's meeting in the UAE, 'The Renaissance of Abu Dhabi Women Association' was held. The foundation of similar associations began in other emirates. Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak envisioned the need to cope with the unitary ideology of her husband, the late Sheikh Zayed who was the Founding Father of the UAE and established General Women's Union in 1975 joining all women associations in the UAE. Since then, the UAE has implemented a number of initiatives for the economic empowerment of women in the UAE. In December 2012, the Government issued a decision on the mandatory...more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

"The National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women aims prepare a legal and institutional framework supporting women according to the best practices related to woman empowerment. It further aims to promote gender equality and empowerment of women and girls at all levels" (Para 3). "On 8 March 2015, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Chairwoman of General Women's Union (GWU) launched National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women in the UAE for 2015-2021 (WAM). The strategy provides a framework for government, private sector and civil society organisations to establish work plans to position the UAE among the most advanced countries in the area of women's empowerment. The strategy contains four basic...more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-1

"Among the 29 ministers of the new government, 8 are women constituting almost 27 per cent of the total ministers. Women ministers handle the new portfolios of tolerance, happiness and youth. The Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Shamma bint Sohail Faris Al Mazrui was 22 years old when she took office in early 2016" (Para 17).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: SMES-DATA-2, CL-LAW-1

"According to Federal Law No. 2 of 2001, monthly assistance is provided to the following categories of UAE nationals residing within the UAE: widows, abandoned women, UAE national women married to expatriate men who cannot earn a living for reasons beyond their control" (Para 5).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The UAE women hold positions as diplomats in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The number of Emirati women in the diplomatic and consular corps at the ministry's headquarters is 175. ِAdditionally, 42 women work in the diplomatic corps at the UAE missions abroad. There are currently 4 women ambassadors in the diplomatic corps at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation" (Para 23).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

"The UAE recognises and values unpaid domestic work of women through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household" (Para 4).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"To ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as agreed in accordance with the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and the Beijing Platform for Action, the National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women aims at providing healthcare services to woman in order to enhance her body and psychological health. The strategy provided mechanisms to achieve this goal: obtaining healthcare services to enhance woman health; Giving more attention to healthcare needs of women in remote areas; enhancing health awareness programs for women in different ages and all over the UAE; [and] establishing mechanisms and programs to enhance psychological health of women...more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

"According to a report published in October 2015 in Gulf News, women occupy 66 per cent of public sector jobs, one of the highest proportions worldwide. 30 per cent occupy senior leadership positions associated with decision-making roles" (Para 12). "Women in the UAE have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws. Women business-owners account for 10 per cent of the total private sector in the UAE. They run projects worth more than AED 40 billion and constitute 15 per cent of the members of the boards...more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-4

"On 8 March 2015, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Chairwoman of General Women's Union (GWU) launched National Strategy for Empowerment of Emirati Women in the UAE for 2015-2021 (WAM). The strategy provides a framework for government, private sector and civil society organisations to establish work plans to position the UAE among the most advanced countries in the area of women's empowerment" (Para 15).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-1, AFE-LAW-1

"Education for Emiratis is free in public schools, colleges and universities. The UAE govern focuses on elimination of gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including women and persons with disabilities. Article 17 of the UAE's Constitution and Article 1 of Federal Law No. 11 of 1972 concerning Compulsory Education provide that education is compulsory at primary stages and free of charge at all stages for citizens in the UAE. Aiming to bring the compulsory school-leaving age more in line with many other advanced countries across the world, the UAE Cabinet approved a new law in July 2012....more
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-DATA-6, LO-LAW-1

"Women in the UAE have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws. Women business-owners account for 10 per cent of the total private sector in the UAE. They run projects worth more than AED 40 billion and constitute 15 per cent of the members of the boards of directors of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry" (Para 14).
April 25, 2019, 9:05 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GP-DATA-3

"In May 2015, the Government adopted a decision to establish UAE Gender Balance Council to ensure that Emirati women continue to play a leading role in the development of the UAE. The Council is charged to oversee the implementation of best practices and processes to ensure federal institutions achieve their gender balance targets, which will support the UAE's vision to become one of the world's top 25 countries for gender equality by 2021. The Council carries out several functions, including reviewing legislation, policies and programmes to achieve gender balance in the workplace" (Para 2). "On 8 March 2015, Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, the Chairwoman of General Women's Union (GWU) launched...more
April 23, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IIP-PRACTICE-1

"In Abu Dhabi and Al Ain cities, there are pink taxis driven by women to carry women, children younger than 10 years old and families. You can call 600-535-353 to book a taxi in Abu Dhabi. In the emirate of Abu Dhabi, front seats on the public buses are reserved for women and children. In the emirate of Dubai, there are pink taxis driven by women to carry women and families. You can book a taxi in Dubai by calling 04-2080808. In Dubai, front seats on the public buses are reserved for women and children. Some cabins on the public metro and trams are reserved for women and children" (Para...more
April 23, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"Education for Emiratis is free in public schools, colleges and universities. Article 17 of the UAE's Constitution and Article 1 of Federal Law No. 11 of 1972 concerning Compulsory Education provide that education is compulsory at primary stages and free of charge at all stages for citizens in the UAE. Aiming to bring the compulsory school-leaving age more in line with many other advanced countries across the world, the UAE Cabinet approved a new law in July 2012. This law makes it compulsory for Emirati children to start schooling at the age of 6 and remain in school until they have completed Grade 12 or reach the age of 18,...more
April 23, 2019, 10:38 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: GIC-LAW-1, GIC-LAW-3

"In 2006, the UAE Cabinet addressed this issue by ordering all federal and local government departments with more than 50 women Emirati staff or where the women Emirati staff collectively have more than 20 children, to offer on-site nurseries. The directive to establish on-site nurseries aims to support working women and lead them to be more productive by providing them the comfort of having their children in a facility close by which is safe and offers a nurturing environment" (Para 14-15).
April 23, 2019, 10:26 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, GP-DATA-3, GP-DATA-4, GP-DATA-5

"Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has affirmed that the UAE will spare no effort to create a supportive environment for women to fulfill their roles as key partners in building the future of the nation. 'Emirati women have proved their competence in all fields and we are proud of every achievement they made, and thus, we are committed to support them till they achieve the highest degrees of excellence and accomplish further achievements in line with our ambitious development vision' said His Highness. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid wished all the success for members of UAE Gender...more
April 22, 2019, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: CLCW-LAW-1

"Children of female citizens married to noncitizens do not acquire citizenship automatically at birth, but their mothers may obtain citizenship for the children after submitting an application, which a government committee reviews and generally accepts, once the child is 18 years old. A foreign woman may receive citizenship after 10 years of marriage to a citizen" (p. 20).
April 22, 2019, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children increased awareness of domestic violence through social media, television and radio programming and advertising, by hosting workshops and sponsoring a hotline" (p.24).
April 22, 2019, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"Distribution and consumption of child pornography is illegal" (p. 26).
April 22, 2019, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

"No specific law prohibits or regulates discrimination regarding sex" (p. 33).
April 22, 2019, 7:34 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes the sexual exploitation of children, with a minimum penalty for conviction of 10 years in prison. Consensual sex is illegal outside of marriage, carrying a minimum penalty of one year in prison. The penalty for conviction of sex with children under age 14 is life imprisonment" (p. 26).
April 22, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

"No laws limit participation of women or members of minorities in the political process" (p. 21).
April 22, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: NGOFW-PRACTICE-1

"The government did not allow international human rights NGOs to be based in the country but, on a limited basis, allowed representatives to visit" (p. 23).
April 22, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
Countries: United Arab Emirates
Variables: ATDW-LAW-5, DTCP-LAW-1

"For a woman to obtain a divorce with a financial settlement, she must prove her husband inflicted physical or moral harm upon her, abandoned her for at least three months, or had not provided for her or their children’s upkeep. Physical abuse claims require medical reports and two male witnesses. It is up to the judge’s discretion to consider women as full witnesses or half witnesses. Alternatively, women may divorce by paying compensation or surrendering their dowry to their husbands" (p. 25).