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The UAE ranks number one globally for treating women with respect

The UAE ranks number one globally for treating women with respect

Exposed in a study among all 132 nations of the world

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The United Arab Emirates has recently been ranked number one in the entire world for treating women with respect

According to a major scientific study comparing development and well-being among all 132 nations of the world, the UAE came in at the top of the list, taking the number one spot. 

His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, stated that the evidence on respect for women reflected fundamental truths about Emirati culture and traditions...

"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." 

In addition to this, the global Social Progress Index also ranked the UAE as number one for the lowest level of violent crime, the lowest undernourishment rate, the lowest homicide rate and the highest rate of enrolment in secondary education.

The report was produced by a team of well-known 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.

The UAE ranked number one in the Middle East and 37th worldwide in the index that is designed to measure the country's overall well-being.