A Resident Has Defended The UAE Gender Balance Awards And Twitter Is Full Of Praise

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In January, the UAE celebrated the Gender Balance Index by presenting awards to government bodies working to ensure gender balance.

The three awards were collected by male recipients, causing some backlash on international media, with outlets criticising the predominately male presence during the award ceremony, so much so, the government responded to the backlash.

Now, Rana Nawas, a speaker and writer and one of the creators of the highly-praised and number one iTunes podcast in the region, 'When Women Win" has come out to defend the government.

In a 90 second video released on Saturday, Rana pointed out how international media immediately ridiculed the awards, without considering the positive action being taken by the UAE government to support women here in the UAE

And Twitter is full of praise

'She made some good points'

"Well said"

Notably, women living in the UAE only have positive things to say

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Casey Fitzgerald

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