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In time with the UAE's celebrations of its 41st National Day, The Dubai Women's Establishment has announced the launching of "UAE Women's Index Report" which is aimed to serve as an up-to-date reference on facts and figures pertaining to Emirati women in the various sectors of the job market as well as in education. The resource will come in handy for local and international organizations, academics, researchers and all those concerned with the status of women in the UAE.
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"Time and time again, media outlets conjure images of Arab women who need saving and empowering via the education and development initiatives of the Western world and international organisations such as the World Bank and the United Nations. Fida Adely's close-focus examination of the education of young women in the Middle East moves away from such generalisations and stereotypes, and instead thoughtfully analyses the nuances and complexities of the everyday lives of a group of young women at al-Khatwa Secondary School for Girls in Bawadi al-Naseem, Jordan."
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The achievements made by women all over the world towards equity in education are still far from making an impact on their having a fair share in the economy or in political power. This can be concluded from the updated figures of the Gender Equity Index (GEI) 2012, published by Social Watch on International Women’s Day. None of the 154 countries considered in the study has narrowed the gender gap to an “acceptable” level.
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