The UAE ranks first in the world for respecting women

The UAE ranks first in the world for respecting women

Another achievement for the Middle Eastern country

The United Arab Emirates has recently gained a victory that will change how the rest of the world perceives the region forever

This week, according to the Social Progress Index – a major scientific study comparing development and well-being among all 132 nations of the world – the UAE has taken the number one spot in the world for treating women with the most respect.

"We have the deepest respect for women. We respect their sacrifices and their dedication as partners in the building of our nation. In many sectors they have been able to contribute more than men because UAE society gives women a supportive environment to achieve their full potential. Their contributions have outweighed those of men in many sectors, and this reflects the supportive environment that the UAE has always provided for women." said Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.

The UAE has also been ranked number one for the lowest level of violent crime, the lowest undernourishment rate, the lowest homicide rate, and the highest rate of enrollment in secondary education, also according to the Social Progress Index.

The new report was produced by a team of pioneering international economists led by Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School, as part of an initiative launched by the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council.