The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department
celebrated International Women's Day, held annually on 8 March.
On this occasion, the Department honoured its female
employees, in line with directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid
Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
His Excellency Dr Lowai Belhoul, Director General of
the Department, emphasised that the visionary leadership of the UAE believes in
Emirati women, assigning them to leadership positions to demonstrate their
ability to assume responsibilities and achieve outstanding success in all
fields of employment together with their male counterparts.
Dr Belhoul pointed out that International Women's Day
is an occasion to recognise women's efforts and contributions as key members
serving society for its continued betterment.
The United Arab Emirates, His Excellency explained,
attaches great importance to empowering women and gives them equality with
men. With such equality comes greater
responsibility to continually strive to accomplish more in all fields of work
including the legal field, and to significantly contribute to the development
of the UAE.
Dr Belhoul also expressed his pride in the Department’s
female workforce and pointed out that the Department, since its inception, has
always been a strong supporter of female equality as illustrated by the fact
that over 55% of the Department staff are females. Female employees have
consistently proved their ability in many fields and demonstrated that they are
competent to assume responsibility and committed to performing their duties to
the fullest extent possible.