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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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Ibhar Childhood and Creativity Foundation, in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Istijaba project, held the “My Teacher First Meeting” as a part of the My Teacher Project. In it’s current stage, the project is supporting a variety of activities to promote the increase in women teachers to reach 30 percent in rural Yemen.
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Working pregnant women in the emirate say that taking a few weeks leave before delivery isn’t a viable option due to the lack of flexible maternity leave.
Currently, the UAE Labour Law provides 45 days maternity leave with full pay which includes the time before and after delivery, provided the woman’s employment duration is more than a year.
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While several institutions now focus on the difficult lives of minorities, Bedouin women are driven into the work force by their families’ needs and demands.
Despite the conservative traditions, poverty often pushes Bedouin women into the work force across the Middle East region. In fact, it was the lack of those basic needs that motivated them into making the shift.
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A court decision on April 22, 2012, cancelling a ministerial order barring women from entry-level jobs at the Justice Ministry is an important victory against legally-sanctioned discrimination in Kuwait, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch urged the Kuwaiti government to act on the decision, to guarantee women equal access to all public jobs, and to amend or repeal gender-based discriminatory provisions from all its legislation, according to an article from Human Rights Watch.