“A big heart by birth, humanitarian by nature and social activist by choice, HH Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, is one of the most respected and inspirational visionaries in the Arab world. She has helped to empower women, girls, youth, families, refugees, patients, entrepreneurs and entire communities in the UAE, the Middle East, and beyond.
Her numerous initiatives have touched millions of lives affected by war, poverty, cancer, disabilities, abuse and much more. As Her Highness focuses on the various aspects of the life in the community, she develops the social causes, the cultural causes, the sporting causes, and the philanthropic causes.”
Her Highness has always felt that success is measured by the trust and respect she earns from her people. Her greatest joy is serving her society and she constantly strives to lead by the example she sets. Her Highness views failure as an opportunity to work harder and sees it as a chance to give even more of her energy and dedication to achieve success. Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, is Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs in the United Arab Emirates; and a prominent humanitarian and philanthropist whose many roles include the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children. She is also a leading advocate of numerous social causes such as cancer awareness, education, entrepreneurship, children’s and women’s empowerment and cultural heritage among others.
During the seventeenth century Al Qawasim family possessed the most powerful maritime forces in the waters of the lower Arabian Gulf, asserting control even in the face of encroachments by the British. Sharjah and Ras Al-Khayma were the most prominent regional ports. The most notable ruler of the region from 1727 to 1777 was Rashid bin Mattar Al Qasimi, who claimed descent from the prophet Muhammad. The patriarch of the current rulers of Sharjah is Sheikh Sultan bin Saqr bin Rashid Al Qasimi, who ruled for fifty years starting in 1804. The Qasimi Family continues to live in Sharjah under the current Ruler His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.
Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher is Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, who is a member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates. He has ruled Sharjah since 1972, and is also an established historian who has published several theatrical and literary works.