Etihad Airways launched the most thoughtful initiative to celebrate the Emirati Women’s Day. Called “Her Abaya, My Gift”, the project’s aim was to distribute traditional Emirati abayas, bridal gowns and amenity kits among Syrian refugee women in the Mrajeeb Al Fhood Camp in Jordan.
A delegation of female Emirati employees of Etihad were responsible for distributing these gifts during their time at the camp, where they had travelled to spend time with the women and their children.
This initiative had been based on the principles established by H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, the Mother of the Nation. Etihad Aiways, Red Crescent and Fund for Refugee Women had come together to carry out this joint effort.
Ibrahim Nassir, Chief of Human Resources and Organisational Development, Etihad Aviation Group, said, "We have marked Emirati Women’s Day in this, the UAE’s ‘Year of Tolerance’, by sending a key group of Emirati women from our company to spend time with the refugee women and their children in the Mrajeeb Al Fhood camp in Jordan, provide them with gifts and engage in conversations about the challenges they face."