Dubai church to honour 700 women domestic workers

Dubai: The efforts of over 700 women domestic workers and nannies in Dubai are going to be recognised at a special event being organised by St Mary’s Catholic Church on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

The celebration, which aims to laud the female workforce in Dubai, will include a packed entertainment programme to be held at the church on February 9 with the help of 100 of their volunteers, organisers said.

The daylong event called WOW – Women Of Wonder is being organised to hail the silent workers of Dubai as well as thank the Government of Dubai for making this city a safe haven for women and children.

“International Women’s Day is a perfect occasion to salute our women, especially those who toil tirelessly behind the scenes,” said Rev Lennie Connully, parish priest of St Mary’s Catholic Church, Dubai.

“At the same time, we want to use this occasion to express our gratitude to the Dubai government for making this place a better place for women. During this celebration, we will applaud the acts of courage and determination of ordinary women and express our heartfelt gratitude to all women caretakers and workers in the domestic and corporate fields for their hard work, service and sacrifice,” he said.

The programme will include an exciting tour of Dubai, and an array of games in community stalls, food, gifts, prizes, raffle draws, cultural programmes and a variety of entertainment activities.

The event will be attended by a large number of dignitaries from Dubai government including the Community Development Authority, Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, Dubai Police, Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Municipality and the Roads and Transport Authority.

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