Role of women comes under spotlight at Expo 2020

The best challenges of our time demand the minds of gifted ladies, and Expo 2020’s Women’s Pavilion in collaboration with Cartier is an “excellent and timely” reminder of the ladies who’ve led the cost for optimistic change in our societies, Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), mentioned on Wednesday.

“We simply cannot afford to leave talented women behind when we tackle the great challenges that await us, such as climate change, such as inequality,” Lagarde mentioned through the inauguration of the pavilion.

She was providing her remarks nearly alongside in-person audio system together with Reem Al Hashimy, director basic of Expo 2020 Dubai.

“Fresh ideas [and] innovative solutions – like those showcased [in the Women’s Pavilion] – are needed if we want to build a more sustainable and more inclusive economy,” Lagarde added, describing the Women’s Pavilion as a “celebration of all those women, seen and unseen, who have trail-blazed societal change”.

Lagarde, who was France’s first feminine finance minister, the primary feminine managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is the primary feminine president of the ECB, mentioned: “It was Abraham Lincoln who said, ‘the best way to predict your future is to create it’. Let us rise to that challenge together.”

Under the exhibition titled ‘New Perspectives’, the Women’s Pavilion in collaboration with Cartier invitations guests to recognise the central position that ladies have performed all through historical past, main as much as the current, and celebrates their important – but typically forgotten – contributions to advancing society.

Al Hashimy mentioned: “Alongside the non-negotiable values of tolerance, inclusivity and alternative for all, ladies’s equality and empowerment isn’t a alternative, however a necessity.

“And so, in the half-century of our modern existence, we have emerged as a proof point for the principle that when women thrive, all of society thrives.”

The pavilion addresses gender equality and girls’s empowerment whereas additionally highlighting the challenges ladies nonetheless face, particularly because the world navigates the Covid-19 pandemic and works in direction of a extra sustainable future.

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