Fatima orders help for orphanages, centre for the disabled in Baghdad

ABU DHABI - Her Highness Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Wife of the President and Chairperson of the UAE Women's Federation, has decided to provide equipment needed by five orphanages, a centre for the disabled and a psychiatric hospital in Baghdad.

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Published: Mon 12 May 2003, 8:59 PM

Last updated: Wed 1 Apr 2015, 10:59 PM

She has directed the UAE Red Crescent Society to start carrying out the work of providing the equipment.

RCS' Secretary-General Sanaa Darwish Al Ketbi said Shaikha Fatima had been following with concern the humanitarian situation of the most vulnerable Iraqis and repercussions of recent events on their way of life.

Sanaa Al Ketbi said the RCS had despatched a delegation to Baghdad to assess the needs of orphans and the handicapped and to identify the centres which were were to be equipped and furnished. Shaikha Fatima yesterday visited the Women's Federation headquarters.

Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who accompanied Shaikha Fatima on the visit, said that national woman had surpassed men in the field of education, adding that women constituted 57 per cent of university graduates.

He praised achievements of Women's Federation , saying that it had worked hard over the years to prepare national women to play an effective role. He said that women could play an active role in national political life as emphasised by the President, His Highness Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

"I believe that women are qualified to participate in the country's political life whether through the FNC or the National Consultative Council," he said.

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