Expo 2020 Dubai is the first world exposition since 1900 to have a pavilion solely dedicated to women. It will put the spotlight on issues of gender parity and empowerment.
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In collaboration with Cartier, Expo 2020 Dubai has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment, unveiling creative content and programming for the Women’s Pavilion that will celebrate women change-makers around the globe under the theme of “New Perspectives.”
Cartier has offered a tantalising glimpse of its Women’s Pavilion, which will open its doors with the rest of Expo 2020 on October 1.
Organisers say this is the first time in more than a century that an Expo will feature a space dedicated to women.
Designed to highlight the contribution women make to society, the space will shine a light on change-makers, female empowerment and gender equality. Under the banner “When women thrive, humanity thrives", the pavilion will focus on how men and women must work together to battle inequality.
The project, three years in the making, has been spearheaded by two remarkable women: Hind Alowais, vice president of the international participants department at Expo 2020, and Sophie Doireau, managing director of Cartier Middle East.
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.
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.
These include a Women’s World Majlis to address the role of women in creating a cleaner, safer, healthier world, and the ‘Women in Arabia and Islam’ series, highlighting real-life stories of women who have led the way throughout history, inspiring other women from across the world to reach new heights. Expo 2020 and Cartier will also celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022 by hosting a global forum under the theme of “Creating New Perspectives”.