ABU DHABI // The Ras Al Khaimah government has amended the amount of maternity leave available for working women, enabling them to now take three months of fully paid leave.
The move follows the directives of the UAE Gender Balance Council to strengthen the balance index between the sexes in government agencies. The council was launched by Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, to develop policies that support working women to contribute dynamically in community service.
Dr Mohammed Abdul Latif, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of RAK, said that the government appreciated the role of women in development and their outstanding participation in public work.
“We appreciate the leadership’s keenness on improving the status of women to overcome all the challenges that inhibit their active contribution to public life and career. This reflects positively on progress of the community,” he told Wam, the state news agency.