Dubai: The Arab Woman Awards announced Monday that its 2016 UAE awards will take place in Sharjah to honour the late Ameera Bin Karam. The private awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, December 10, and will include an exclusive video tribute to the late vice-chairperson of the NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, created by the NWAE.
Sue Holt, Executive Director of ITP and founder of the awards, said, “Like everyone, we were shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Ameera Bin Karam. Ameera was a previous Arab Woman Award winner, who then became the chair of our judges’ board. She was an amazing and passionate person, who celebrated the successes of women from the region. It is with great pride that we are taking this year’s award ceremony to Sharjah as a sign of respect and to honour her significant contributions.”
The Arab Woman Awards were launched in 2009 with the aim of raising public awareness of the significant achievements by Arab women and to provide young women with inspirational role models. The events now run across the GCC with ceremonies in the UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, with Bahrain and Oman launching in 2017. As well as the tribute to Ameera, there will be 20 awards presented in areas including business, fashion, entrepreneurship, charity, media and literature.