Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi

Title

Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi

Description

Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, or Sheikha Fatima, is the widow of the former Sheikh Zayed, the founder and first president of the United Arab Emirates. Sheikha Fatima is affectionately known as the “Mother of the UAE” among the country’s citizens. She is best known for her lifelong promotion of women’s rights, both in her own country and around the Arab world. In 1975, Sheikha Fatima formed the UAE Women’s Federation, of which she still heads. This council focused on civil rights and education for women and girls throughout the UAE. In the early 1990’s Sheikha Fatima pushed for the inclusion of women into the Federal National Council of the Emirates (the UAE’s parliamentary council). While she is less in the public eye nowadays, she still finds ways to aid women in the region. One such example is the Sheikha Fatima Award for Excellence which offers tuition rewards to phenomenally successful girls in the Arab world and India. Sheikha Fatima has spent her entire life both in service of her country and even more so in service of women everywhere.

Creator

Center for Women in Leadership

Date

Unknown

Publisher

Center for Women in Leadership

Contributor

Center for Women in Leadership

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

International, Government, Women, Leadership

Coverage

International

Files

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Reference

Center for Women in Leadership, Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi, Center for Women in Leadership, Unknown

Cite As

Center for Women in Leadership, “Fatima bint Mubarak Al Ketbi,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed June 28, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/740.