Expo 2020 Dubai Women’s pavilion watermark Celebrating women change-makers: Expo 2020 Dubai unveils the Women’s Pavilion in collaboration with Cartier Expo 2020 Dubai has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment, unveiling creative content and programming for the Women’s Pavilion in collaboration with Cartier, and reminding the world that only through the full and equal participation of women in all fields can a more equitable and just world be built. Women’s pavilion The Women’s Pavilion’s exhibition, titled “New perspectives”, will honour the significant and often forgotten contributions of women, demonstrating that when women thrive, all of humanity thrives. Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General, Expo 2020 Dubai and Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier International, discussed Expo 2020’s role in offering a global platform to empower women and girls and to drive awareness of the Sustainable Development Goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment during a conversation with Becky Anderson, anchor for CNN. A diverse community of creators and artists have contributed to the pavilion’s design and curation: Nadine Labaki Nadine Labaki The Lebanese actress and first female Arab director to be nominated for an Oscar in the category for Best Foreign Language Film will create a short film for the Women’s Pavilion. Mélanie Laurent Mélanie Laurent The French actress, filmmaker, singer, and pianist takes over the pavilion’s second floor with an immersive exhibition showcasing stories of women and their experiences, from all over the world. El Seed El Seed The French-born Tunisian artist uses Arabic calligraphy to spread messages of peace, unity and to underline the commonalities of human existence, transforming the lower part of the pavilion’s façade. Laura Gonzalez Laura Gonzalez The French Architect uses inspiration by references from Cartier’s creative heritage to reimagine the upper part of the pavilion’s façade. Pavilion’s facade From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, the Women’s Pavilion will host an array of events, programming and meaningful dialogues that will not only enhance knowledge and understanding of gender equality and women’s empowerment, but also invites visitors from around the world to join the making of a new world.

By Kazeem Balogun

Kazeem Balogun is the Managing Editor of Kalo Africa News.

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