x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 19 January 2018

Role of women in Islam highlighted as Dubai celebrates International Women's Day

The 16-day event run by the Islamic Affairs department in Dubai demonstrates how Islam honours women.

A programme highlighting the role and rights of women in Islam finished its 16-day run on Wednesday.

Organised by the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD), the event was held in celebration of International Women's Day, which took place on March 8.

"Its goal was to demonstrate how Islam honours women, how the Islamic regulations preceded other laws in maintaining women's rights and how they consider the biological and psychological nature of women," said Aisha Al Kash, head of the Edification and Religious Guidance Department.