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Special Expo pavilion to showcase women power

reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 9, 2020
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It will highlight important milestones for women's rights, as well as the challenges that they are still facing today.

Expo 2020 Dubai will have an exclusive Women's Pavilion to celebrate female change-makers all over the world, organisers announced on Sunday. The pavilion jointly announced by Expo 2020 Dubai and Cartier will celebrate women from "every land, culture and religion, who are still making history and stimulating change".

It will take visitors on an educational journey showcasing both male and female contributors to women empowerment and gender equality. It will highlight important milestones for women's rights, as well as the challenges that they are still facing today.

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Undersecretary-General and Executive Director of?UN Women, and Amal Clooney, international human rights lawyer, are lending support to the pavilion.

During the six-month expo, the Women's Pavilion will create a space of expression designed to foster dialogue among a diverse community of artistes, scientists, thought leaders, politicians, entrepreneurs, business leaders and more.

Mlambo-Ngcuka said: "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.

"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 ... 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."

Reem Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director-General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, 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.

"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."

Cyrille Vigneron, president and CEO of Cartier International, said: "Highlighting the impact women of all cultures have had across time, focusing on both known and lesser-known achievements, the Women's Pavilion weaves a strong inspiration for generations to come."

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