In recognition of international Women's Day on March 8, Amna Al Owais, CEO of DIFC Courts said in an interview with Arabian Business that the UAE has moved past a 'male versus female' dynamic, noting that 80 percent of the staff at DIFC Courts are female.
Meanwhile, female participation in the UAE labour force in general stands at 46 percent, while 30 percent of the UAE cabinet is female. This is part of the UAE’s Vision 2021 plan to make it one of the world’s top countries with regards to gender equality.
However there is still work to be done. The income loss due to gender gaps is 27 percent, the highest rate in the world. And then there are others who argue that women are being assigned roles that should be given through a more natural evolution.
In this edition of Inside AB, Eddie Taylor discuss the views of Amna Al Owais and look at what still needs to be done to make the UAE a truly equal society.
(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)