UAE will be hosting the International Conference on Gender Identity and LGBT Rights

What a milestone to know that the UAE will be hosting the International Conference on Gender Identity and LGBT Rights. This doesn’t come as a surprise as the new UAE laws that guarantee that all members of society get their rights and personal freedom.

The new UAE laws guarantee that all members of society get their rights and personal freedom, as the UAE includes hundreds of nationalities from different cultures and religions.

Back in November, the UAE mandated several legal reforms, including decriminalizing drinking or possessing alcohol and attempted suicide, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, and no longer allowing men to benefit from lighter sentences for assaulting a female relative in so-called “honor” crimes.

The announced reforms would also allow couples who married outside the UAE to follow the laws of their home country or the country in which they married in matters of divorce and inheritance. The United Arab Emirates also had a major overhaul of the country’s Islamic personal laws, allowing unmarried couples to cohabitate, loosening alcohol restrictions and criminalizing so-called “honor killings.”

The broadening of personal freedoms reflects how UAE continues to progress positively as a nation — well accommodating for citizens as well as, expats, tourists, fortune-seekers and businesses.The reforms aim to boost the country’s economic and social standing and “consolidate the UAE’s principles of tolerance,”.

The move follows a historic U.S.-brokered deal to normalize relations between the UAE and Israel, which is expected to bring an influx of Israeli tourists and investment.

The changes will also reflect the efforts of the Emirates’ rulers to keep pace with a rapidly changing society at home.

Sources: https://waset.org/gender-identity-and-lgbt-rights-conference-in-may-2022-in-dubai https://apnews.com/article/dubai-united-arab-emirates-honor-killings-travel-islam-bce74c423897dc77c7beb72e4f51a23a

Chronic Multi-tasker | Born and raised in UAE