Dubai Expo 2020 will be the first world exposition since 1900 to have a standalone pavilion purely dedicated to women. It will throw spotlight on issues of gender parity and empowerment while paying reverence to women’s achievements.
The idea behind the women’s pavilion is to seize the opportunity when the world gathers in Dubai and amplify women’s voices and issues. It aims to celebrate the significant contributions of women, by demonstrating an important principle: when women thrive, all of humanity thrives.
The UAE has made great strides in gender equality.
– Half of the UAE’s parliament is made up of women.
– Many top ministerial and diplomatic portfolios are also filled by Emirati women.
Hend Alowais, vice-president, International Participants at Expo, said women worldwide are facing challenges and trying to overcome obstacles to gender equality and empowerment, and hence it is necessary to have a pavilion to celebrate their accomplishments and honor them.
Dubai Expo 2020, dubbed “The World’s Greatest Show”, will commence on October 1 and aims to bring together millions of people from across the globe under the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’
Over 200 countries are participating in the 182-day long world fair. Across the six months, the Women’s Pavilion will host an array of events, programming and meaningful dialogues.