Home Breadcrumb Blog Breadcrumb Rooted In Strength: Empowering Women With Flowers And Community Initiatives
Rooted In Strength: Empowering Women With Flowers And Community Initiatives

Rooted In Strength: Empowering Women With Flowers And Community Initiatives

Improving Womens Empowerment through Community initiatives in the United Arab Emirates

The remarkable success of the UAE’s efforts in promoting women’s empowerment can be attributed to the visionary founding fathers who recognized its crucial role in shaping a modern and progressive society. Unlike many world leaders who overlook the impact of gender equality on economic growth and social development, the UAE has consistently prioritized closing the gender gap since its establishment as a federation in 1971. It takes exceptional leadership to understand and address the roots of gender inequality, and the UAE has proven itself to be at the forefront of this important issue.

In an era where discussions around empowerment and equality have gained significant momentum globally. The United Arab Emirates is striving to ensure that women are rooted in strength and resilience. The need to advance women’s economic empowerment is more pressing than ever, as evidenced by the 2024 theme for International Women’s Day: “Invest in women: Accelerate progress. The year 2024 marks a crucial point in the country’s efforts towards empowering women through community-driven initiatives. These initiatives aim to provide opportunities for growth, support, and upliftment. Promoting a culture of inclusivity that not only improves the lives of individual women but also shapes the nation’s future as a whole.

In this article, we will explore the various ways in which the UAE is empowering women and the impact it is having on society in 2024 and beyond.

  1. Launching of female mentorship programs: Mentorship programs for women in various fields to provide guidance, support, and career advancement opportunities have been introduced by organizations such as Emirates Youth Council Initiative.
  2. Establishing women-focused entrepreneurship programs: The Academy of Women Entrepreneurs in the United Arab Emirates is equipped to empower female entrepreneurs through access to funding, training, and networking opportunities.
  3. Promoting women in leadership roles: The UAE has taken steps to increase the representation of women in leadership positions in government, businesses, and organizations. Eighteen major private sector companies operating in the UAE have pledged to ensure women are in 30 percent of leadership roles by 2025.
  4. Providing access to education and training: An investment in initiatives to provide women with access to education, vocational training, and skills development programs to enhance their career prospects. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2014 Global Gender Gap Report, over 77% of Emirati women pursue higher education after completing secondary school. Additionally, women make up 70% of all university graduates in the country.
  5. Creating supportive community networks: Business Women’s councils have been established all over the Emirates to drive community initiatives to provide women with a platform for networking, support, and collaboration.
  6. Fostering a culture of gender equality: The Government has launched awareness campaigns and educational programs to promote gender equality and empower women to achieve their full potential. The UAE Gender Balance Council is responsible for developing and implementing the gender balance agenda in the country.
  7. Supporting women in the workforce: Policies have been implemented along with programs to support women in the workforce, including flexible working arrangements, maternity leave policies, and workplace equality initiatives. The UAE Women Empowerment Project, led by the Dubai Hub, seeks to address and overcome challenges faced by women in the region, both in the workforce and beyond. Through collaboration with the government, the Project aims to achieve lasting policy and cultural changes to empower women in the UAE.
International Womens day in UAE 1

Overall, the progress in empowering women through community initiatives has been a positive step towards achieving gender equality and creating more inclusive and equitable in the UAE and around the world. However, challenges remain in terms of addressing deep-rooted gender norms and barriers that prevent women from fully realizing their potential. It is important for continued efforts and investments to be made in empowering women and promoting gender equality in communities around the world.

Darcey Flowers International Womens day

Empowering Women with Flowers

At Darcey Flowers, we are constantly inspired by the UAE’s strides in empowering women through community initiatives and overall growth. On the last International Women’s Day, we embraced the advancements in gender inclusivity made by the UAE. While there is still much work to be done to address gender inequalities fully, the progress made so far is significant and promising.

As we commemorate International Women’s Day, let’s acknowledge the victories we have achieved over the years and show our support for the strong and resilient women in our lives with beautiful flowers. The language of flowers imparts a profound and sincere way to express joy, admiration, gratitude, and respect that has a distinctive significance that orients with characteristics displayed by exceptional women we know and makes the gesture more consequential. At Darcey Flowers, we have an extensive range of flower options from hand-tied bouquets, vase arrangements, and stunning floral boxes, we’ve got the perfect arrangement to help convey a timeless tribute.