Expo 2020 Dubai to celebrate women change-makers

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Expo 2020 Dubai has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment.

It is the first World Expo since the 1900s to have a stand-alone pavilion dedicated to women.

Expo 2020’s Women’s Pavilion will feature creative content and programming, in collaboration with Cartier that will celebrate female change-makers.

The event's focus on women’s empowerment and gender equality builds on the example of the UAE, recognising the important roles women play and the contributions made by all members of society.

Under the exhibition titled “New Perspectives”, the Women’s Pavilion will invite visitors to recognise the central role that women, known and unknown, have played throughout history, leading up to the present.

Expo 2020 and Cartier will come together to remind the world that full and equal participation of women in all fields is essential to building a more equitable and just world.

Celebrating the significant – and often forgotten – contributions of women, the pavilion will demonstrate an important principle: when women thrive, all of humanity thrives.

It will highlight important contributions women have made in advancing societies, as well as the challenges they still face, especially as the world navigates the COVID-19 pandemic and works toward a more sustainable future.

"The international community has made progress in gender equality and women’s empowerment, but much more needs to be done. By welcoming visitors from across the planet and from every walk of life, Expo 2020 Dubai is a unique, powerful platform that will drive the necessary attention to this issue," said Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Women's Pavilion at Expo 2020 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.

Across the six months of Expo, the pavilion will host an array of events, programmes and 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.

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