“I launched the Nama Women Advancement Establishment, which aims to support and empower women and elevate their status in the present and the future, both in the emirate of Sharjah and the wider world. Nama aspires to go beyond the scope of supporting women and ensuring gender equality and push for them to become influential key members of society, enabling them to climb the ladder of success in all sectors.
At Nama, we work to provide global programmes based on full partnership between men and women, with the view that women are essential and pivotal members of society. Women are important human capital necessary in the process of development and Nama pushes to move beyond the stage of integration to that of advancement. In doing so, we want to establish societies that believe in women and the need to tap into their capabilities and intellect, seeing them as a precious human capital that has not yet received optimal investment.
I look forward to working in cooperation with international organisations to achieve the goals of the Nama Women Advancement Establishment so that we can create a world of integrated roles for women and men.”
OUR VISION & MISSION
Shape an Equitable World for Women
Enable access for women to rights, services, support systems and resources that advance them to reach their highest potential economically, professionally and socially
WHAT WE DO
We have so much to do and so many untold and unheard success stories. We are entering into the next stage establishing partnerships that will see the women in UAE become influential members of society by developing opportunities through launches of initiatives, programmes with local, regional and international enterprises. You must know that our women in Sharjah are empowered – now we have to look at the stage of advancement.We are keen to see you join the conversations, share your success stories and be part of our #NamaWomenMovementHE Late Ameera BinKaram
NAMA is mandated to launch, manage and supervise initiatives,programmes and projects with local, regional and international partners
UN WomenNAMA will co-convene a series of round tables supporting equal opportunities – one of the Flagship Programming Initatives (FPIs) under UN Women. Sharjah will be hosting the Women Economic Empowerment Summit (WEES) in partnership with UN Women upcoming fall 2017
GitexNAMA will sponsor 8 demo stands and present the world of Women in Tech through its stand activation and a launch of an application of one of its affiliate Sharjah Business Women Council member.
The Big Heart Foundation
The Big Heart FoundationNAMA supporting the Big Heart Foundation’s regional conference “Investing in the Future: Building the Resilience of Women and Girls in the Arab Region” set to take place on October 19/20, 2016 The conference will bring together government representatives, international organisations, non-governmental organisations, gender equality practitioners and leaders, academics and other experts from the region and beyond to review and discuss the advancement made of women and girls and the importance to ensure a sustainable approach to development and humanitarian programming that maintains resilience of women and girls at the core.
Jeans for Refugees
Jeans for RefugeesJeans for Refugees is a global initiative facilitating innovation, communication and collaboration to raise funds for refugees worldwide. Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi is the Patron of the 100 Jeans for Refugees project and donates her coat that she wore when visiting the Zaatri Refugee Camp in Jordan to the 100 Jeans for Refugees auction taking place on October 31, 2016 This partnership is very dear to each member of NAMA, representing woman on a universal scale, having found its way on a challenging topic through the fashion scene and being a global initiative. Facilitating innovation, communication and collaboration, Johny Dar’s project raises funds for refugees worldwide.
EFEHer Highness is the first and only Honorary Patron for Global Women’s Inclusion Initiative. Under Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi’s patronage and support, the EFE Global Women’s Inclusion Initiative aims to reach over 10,000 young women across the MENA region by 2020 through EFE’s distinctive skills training and job placement programmes, as well as career pathways and entrepreneurship support.
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OUR #NamaWomen SUCCESS STORIES
NAMA aims at establishing societies that believe in women,
and value them as a precious human capital through