The United Arab Emirates is a source of institutions that support women, as it fully believes that women are the basis of society and the active element that is an integral part of its development. Starting with the General Women’s Union in Abu Dhabi specialized in empowering women and representing them locally, regionally, and internationally, to the Sharjah Girls’ Sajaya Foundation.
Which is a support force to cultivate the talents of girls between the ages of 13 and 18 years, along with the Dubai Women’s Foundation and many other bodies are some examples of institutions The women who left an indelible mark over the years in the country! Today, we will shed light on the Nama Foundation for the Advancement of Women in Sharjah, which is keen, like others, to activate the role of women in various sectors.
The Namaa Foundation for the Advancement of Women Sharjah started its work in 2015, specifically in December, according to an Emiri Decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the Union and Ruler of Sharjah “may God protect him and protect him”, to be one of the most important Emirati institutions supporting women that aim to achieve her great goals for the elevation of the status of women and their elevation.
The Nama Foundation for the Advancement of Women is headed by Sheikha Jawaher Bint Muhammad Al Qasimi, President of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs “may God protect her and take care of her,” known for her keen interest in women’s issues and her great support for her.
The most prominent objectives of the Nama Foundation for the Advancement of Women include enhancing women’s participation in the economy and encouraging them to be mainly self-reliant, along with a set of other goals, such as:
- Developing and developing women’s skills in various economic, professional and social sectors
- Activating the active and basic role of women in society
- Reaching women to the highest ranks and levels locally and internationally
- Encouraging policies that support women in all available forms and tools
- Launching effective programs in support of gender integration in all sectors
Women Ambassadors for Peace program
The Global Network of Women Peacemakers and the Nama Foundation for the Advancement of Women developed a program of ambassadors for peace in Bangladesh and Indonesia in 2017, to be a communication focal point in which young women and women meet to exchange knowledge and strategies, in addition to highlighting the need for solidarity between concerned civil society institutions to support them in their communities.
Key Initiatives Program of UN Women
The main initiatives of the United Nations Women Program, which the Nama Foundation for the Advancement of Women partner with UN Women, aims to stimulate equal opportunities for female entrepreneurs, and targets up to 25,000 women, specifically from poor environments and those who suffer from social discrimination significantly, so that Demand for the various products and services offered by women entrepreneurs, as well as support for companies owned by women and other lofty goals.
Sharjah Businesswomen Council
The main objective of establishing the Sharjah Businesswomen Council in 2002 revolves around integrating businesswomen into the global economic world through programs, initiatives, conferences, seminars, workshops, and research that it organizes and supervises.
Heritage Council for Contemporary Crafts
A Heritage Council for Contemporary Crafts focuses on empowering women economically and socially in the Middle East, North Africa, Southeast Asia and Central Asia through the concept of handicrafts that is embodied in a set of targeted programs, such as:
Badawah Program for Social Development
Familiarizing children and adults with their cultural heritage, highlighting the craft sector as a sustainable sector, as well as placing crafts in a contemporary context, and helping women working in the field of crafts are some of the goals for which the Bedouin Social Development Program was launched. It should be noted that the program employs about 40 craftswomen in Dibba Al-Hisn.
Artisan exchange program
The artisan exchange program has achieved remarkable success since its launch in 2018 until this moment, as it contributes to developing the capabilities and skills of craftswomen in the manufacture of high-quality products! For example, the program worked to refine the skills of Emirati women in the craft of embroidery in fashion design in cooperation with Pakistani craftsmen, and in return, the Pakistani craftsmen were taught the crafts of Al-Tali and Al-Saifah of Emirati origin.
My craft program for children and youth
The My Crafts program for children and youth targets both children and youth between the ages of 6 and 18 to teach them Emirati traditional crafts and develop their capabilities through workshops, digital platforms, activities and competitions, as well as establishing links between them and the famous designers and artists in the United Arab Emirates.
Azyami program for fashion and fashion pioneers
The Azyami Pioneering Program is the first program of its kind to be launched in cooperation with the London College of Fashion! His idea is to support fashion designers in the UAE, by providing training sessions, workshops, and guidance from the most competent fashion professionals.
Badri Academy for Knowledge and Capacity Building
The Badri Academy for Knowledge and Capacity Building provides a range of educational resources and programs that contribute to developing women and enhancing their skills, including the Badri Entrepreneurship Program, which generally focuses on developing women’s intellectual and entrepreneurial skills and how to transform their ideas into meaningful projects on the ground by developing their skills and preparing A support plan for them based on market research, research mechanisms and information gathering, as well as marketing, financial, administrative and other plans!
The Padre Electronic Academy is also one of the most important programs of the Padre Academy for Knowledge and Capacity Building, and it is a free electronic educational platform that attracts all those wishing to develop their skills at the professional and personal level from all over the world, as it provides a package of knowledge resources through its official website and the application of smart phones as well as programs And important educational courses.
Partners and supporters
- UN Women
- Global Network of Women Peacemakers
- Arab International Women Forum
- Education for employment
- The Big Heart Foundation
- College of Social Entrepreneurship
- Al Sharekah University
- Speman Consulting Company
- Pearl Initiative