Khaleejia said: Last years gave Emarati women great chance to show the world how arab muslim woman can manage with the global problems while keeping her family responsibilities. Here i would like to quote Muna AlGurg
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been at the forefront of empowerment by encouraging the youth, and particularly women, to take advantage of the many options available to them in education. In terms of university education, the figure for female university enrolment is far greater than that of their male counterparts. Arab women today fully realise the importance of their roles in society and the economy. With education increasingly available for women in all Arab countries, they have gained independence and status and entered the professional and business spheres. I see this as a striking example of how inspired leadership can affect the shape and progress of a population’s workforce.
Regarding the customs in Muslim Arab countries woman's education was often unpractical as soon as she gets married she leaves her parents' house and her student life, becoming a wife and mother for her upcoming children. Men are who work and use their education to cover all of their family needs, So after marriage life again and again turns back to its established traditions. Emarati women found the golden middle between getting powerful positions in community and still being wives and mothers keeping all traditions, customs and Islamic values alive. I am so proud of Hana and every muslim woman who have took the path of success and ambition to fulfill her dream or get whatever life has to offer. Wish everyone great success!
The link is Added by Alice to a very inspirational and great article on the increasing interest in education and business among Emarati women for the last decade supported by local government and society despite the prevailing lifestyle foundations http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/the-best-of-both-worlds?pageCount=0