Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai to smash stereotypes of Arab women

UAE will host the first world fair to be held in the Arab world

Expo 2020 Dubai will smash stereotypes of Arab women as the first world fair to be held in the Arab world is led by a woman, women leaders at the helm of the world fair have said.

They said Expo 2020 would not have been what it is – inclusive, female-oriented and universal – if it were not led by Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE minister of state for international affairs.

Maha Al Gergawi, Senior Vice President, Political Affairs at Expo 2020, said the top leadership roles played by women at Expo will smash stereotypes of Arab women.

“I can speak for myself and for a lot of Arab women… there is a huge misconception about women from this region, on our competencies, our capabilities, on our rights that are granted to us and what we are able to achieve. So, I think having women in leadership positions really helps. It is an opportunity to clear these misconceptions,” said Gergawi.

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