This article discussed the issue of discrimination against women from the point of view of international law, and the law of the United Arab Emirates. It is part of an extensive study conducted by the researcher. This issue is still controversial in some Arab and Islamic societies. About the amount of rights that women enjoy, are they the same as the rights of men, or are there rights that can be withheld from women, because they suit men more than women? The Emirati legislator has enacted a special criminal legislation under the name (Anti-Discrimination Against Women Law). The study aims: to discuss the concept of discrimination against women from the perspective of legal frameworks. Followed by a presentation and analysis of forms of discrimination against women. Then discuss the concept of positive discrimination. The study adopted the analytical method and the inductive method, therefore, the topic was discussed in three sections. The findings revealed that: The principle of non-discrimination is one of the jus cogens rules whose violation entails imposing a penalty, because women's rights are among the inalienable rights. Among the forms of discrimination stipulated by CEDAW are: stereotypical gender roles, all forms of trafficking in women, discrimination against women in political life, discrimination against women in the field of education, and work, health care services, the fields of economic and social life, discrimination between Men and women in nationality. The Convention emphasized the anti-discrimination against women; on the basis of equality with men. But for the positive discrimination of women in countries where women have not taken their right to equality; It grants many advantages to women and distinguishes them from others.