The UAE Simply Gave Its Gender Equality Awards To All Males

The United Arab Emirates’ honored the 2018 winners of its “Gender Stability Index” awards on Sunday. They’re all males.

The awards acknowledge gender equality within the authorities. They’re divided into three classes: “Greatest Persona Supporting Gender Stability,” “Greatest Federal Authority Supporting Gender Stability” and “Greatest Gender Stability Initiative,” in keeping with a press launch from the federal government. 

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum gave the three awards respectively to the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Human Sources and the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA). Males accepted every honor on behalf of the federal government organizations. 

“We’re pleased with the success of Emirati ladies and their position is central to shaping the way forward for the nation,” Maktoum mentioned in a Sunday press launch, including, “Gender stability has change into a pillar in our governmental establishments.” 

Maktoum “acknowledged the efforts” of 1 lady ― Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the top of the Gender Stability Council and spouse of a deputy prime minister. She didn’t obtain an award.

Individuals on Twitter have been fast to criticize the Emirati authorities for what appeared to be a significant oversight. 

“Wow actually nailed the variety there,” one Twitter person wrote. One other added: “One among this stuff is… wait, no. They’re all just like the others.” 

“Wow, did The Onion hack y’all?” one person wrote, referring to the satirical web site. 

That is the second yr the UAE has given out awards for the Gender Stability Index. One lady was honored throughout the 2017 ceremony ― Minister of State for Worldwide Cooperation and Chairwoman of the FCSA Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy acquired the “UAE Gender Stability Seal” award. 

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