In collaboration with Cartier, Expo 2020 is celebrating the (countless) achievements of women, past and present, that have driven economies forward and enhanced their community. Expo 2020 will install the Women’s Pavilion as part of its ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ theme, in order to shine a spotlight on women of all cultures and religions who are making history and stimulating change.
Visitors will be taken on a journey through women’s rights milestones over time – and will point out the challenges women still face today - in a programme that will showcase both male and female contributors to women’s empowerment and gender equality.
The Women’s Pavilion will serve as a space to foster dialogue among a community of women from all walks of life, from global political figures to local community members and trailblazing businesswoman, and has the support of United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.
Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, spoke about the collaboration, saying “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 continued this message, saying “The Women’s Pavilion is an exciting new chapter in the Maison's long-standing commitment to support women change-makers.”
The World’s Greatest Show at the Expo 2020 will celebrate human brilliance and achievement from 20 October to 10 April 2021 and will showcase the best of music, technology, creativity and culture.