Expo 2020 is perhaps, if not, the biggest event hosted by the UAE and it’s set to open on October 20, 2020. Marking a milestone for the country’s progression, Expo 2020 Dubai will also be shining the spotlight on a Women’s Pavilion that aims to celebrate women change-makers and their contribution to society.
In partnership with French luxury brand Cartier, the Women’s Pavilion will amplify voices of women from across the globe and from a diverse community too including artists, scientists, thought leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, business leaders and more.
“The Women’s Pavilion highlights the crucial roles that women have long played as linchpins of their communities and drivers of economies, and underscores Expo 2020 Dubai’s firm commitment to empowering all women to drive their own development and create a better future for us all,” says Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau.
“Gender equality is an essential pillar of all sustainable development – the foundation on which the health and prosperity of communities, and indeed humanity at large, is built.”
Other women who are currently lending to their support to the Women’s Pavilion include United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney — both of whom use their platform for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality.
“I applaud the UAE for dedicating a space for the millions of visitors to Expo 2020 Dubai to learn about the crucial roles that women play from communities to the world stage, while recognising the challenges they still face every day,” said Mlambo-Ngcuka.
“These challenges cannot be solved by governments alone, but through meaningful and substantive collaborations with the private sector, civil societies and committed individuals. The Women’s Pavilion, in collaboration with Cartier, is setting a needed standard for corporations to rethink their approach to gender advocacy – and is a powerful platform to cascade the gender equality message to the world.”
In the spirit of Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the Women’s Pavilion will also put the spotlight on the wealth of female expertise that is inspiring and empowering global citizens to create a better future.
The upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai is scheduled to run from October 20 to April 10, 2021.
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