Expo 2020 Dubai, Cartier reveal Women’s Pavilion for changemakers
“Gender equality is an essential pillar of all sustainable development – the foundation on which humanity is built”
Expo 2020 Dubai and Cartier have announced a collaboration to celebrate women changemakers all over the world through the Women’s Pavilion, which has been constructed within the Sustainability District of the 4.38km2 Expo 2020 site.
The Women’s Pavilion will take a look at the contribution of women and their impact on society, shining a light on the past and present achievements that have driven economies forward and enhanced communities.
In line with the Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the Women’s Pavilion will also take visitors on an educational journey, showcasing both male and female contributors to women’s empowerment and gender equality, and will highlight important milestones for women’s rights, as well as the challenges that women are still facing today.
Through these aspirational stories, the Women’s Pavilion aims to raise awareness and inspire people from all generations to make a difference within their community and beyond.
During the 173-day Expo 2020, the Women’s Pavilion will create a space of expression designed to foster dialogue among a community of artists, scientists, thought leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and more.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney – both defenders of and campaigners for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality – are lending their support to the Women’s Pavilion.
Commenting on the pavilion, the UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, HE Reem Al Hashimy, said: “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.”
Al Hashimy added: “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.”