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    UAE's gender equality awards won entirely by men

    Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have been ridiculed after it emerged that all of the winners of an initiative designed to foster gender equality in the workplace were men.

    Certificates and medals were awarded by Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the vice-president of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of Dubai, in the categories of “best government entity supporting gender balance”, “best federal authority supporting gender balance” and “best gender balance initiative” at a ceremony on Sunday.

    The awards went to the finance ministry, the federal competitiveness and statistics authority and ministry of human resources respectively, which were all represented by male awardees.

    The deputy prime minister and minister of the interior, Lt Gen Sheikh Saif bin Zayed al-Nahyan, was recognised as the “best personality supporting gender balance” for his efforts to implement maternity leave in the UAE’s military.

    A tweet celebrating the awards was met with mockery, with comments such as: “Wow really nailed the diversity there. One of those dudes was wearing gray.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    supporting gender balance” for his efforts to implement maternity leave in the UAE’s military.
    Eh? So they want women in the military but struggle to let them have leave to have a baby? What, do the typing, stop for 10 minutes to give birth, carry on typing that memo to all active soldiers doing the real work?

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    Did something happen between them in the last picture?

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    That fearless leader of the UAE has a head on him like the north end of a south bound ferret.

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    Come on now - the UAE is making massive strides in gender equality and they got the Awards to prove it to all you non-believers

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