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'Gender balance' council for UAE

Can an initiative to promote equality for women in the UAE really make a difference?

In February 2015, the UAE said it would set up a "gender balance" council to promote equality and opportunities for women in the workforce.

Despite the fact that more Emirati women than men graduate from universities in the UAE, their participation in the workforce is limited by social and legal boundaries.

Can this initiative make a difference? Ola Naguib has been finding out for Africa Business Report.