Hend Alowais, Vice President, International Participants at EXPO, said women all over the world are facing challenges and trying to overcome obstacles to empowerment, making it important to have a pavilion to celebrate their accomplishments.
Dubai Expo 2020 is the first world exposition since 1900 to have a pavilion solely dedicated to women – putting spotlight on issues of gender parity and empowerment while paying homage to women’s achievements.
“So, to have a space where we recognise them, we honour them where we rally the world to come together around this cause…around the agenda of gender equality and empowerment, is hugely important,” she said, speaking at a press conference on Thursday to unveil the creative content and programming for the Women’s Pavilion in collaboration with Cartier.
Speaking at the event, Sophie Doireau, Managing Director of Cartier Middle East and India, said: “We strongly believe that empowering women empowers everyone and benefits the world.”
Designed by women, the pavilion with a ‘star constellation’ will celebrate the achievements of both ordinary and extraordinary women who are making a difference in their own ways, she said.
The pavilion will feature a majlis, a vibrant and inclusive space for everyone – including artists, scientists, thought leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs and business leaders – to engage in constructive and solution-oriented conversations on women’s empowerment.
Dubai Expo 2020, dubbed “the world’s greatest show”, will begin on October 1 and aims to bring together millions of people from across the world under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’ Over 200 countries are participating in the 182-day long world fair.
Across the six months of Expo 2020, the Women’s Pavilion will host an array of events, programming and meaningful dialogues that will not only enhance knowledge and understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment, but also drive tangible, collaborative action that can be shared with the world.Follow us on social media