Expo 2020 Dubai is the first one to have a stand-alone pavilion dedicated to women since the 1900s. The decision-makers at the event that is taking place from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 have unveiled creative content and programming for a Women’s Pavilion as they join forces with Cartier.
The exhibition, titled “New Perspectives” is all about reminding the world full and equal participation of women in all fields is important when it comes to creating a more equitable and just world. And the Women’s Pavilion will invite visitors to recognise the central role women, famous and unknown, have played throughout history, leading up to today.
Honouring noteworthy – and usually forgotten – contributions of women, the pavilion will validate the important principle that when women thrive, all of humanity does. Additionally, it will highlight important contributions women have made in advancing societies, as well as the hurdles women still face, especially as the world deals with the COVID-19 pandemic and works toward a more sustainable future.
The Women’s Pavilion, endorsed by the likes of Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, features five structures with different narratives. Located on the ground floor, these are:
Introduction – detailing the purpose of the pavilion
Achievements – highlighting women’s impact on the world
Challenges – looking at what is holding women back
Solutions – Underlining the initiatives enabling women to flourish so that humanity can
Engaging with visitors – encouraging visitors to back gender equality and women’s empowerment and take the journey forward.