Dr. Reem Tariq el Mutwalli founder & CEO of The Zay Initiative, and Curator to The Women’s Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai, moderated:
The Women in Arabia and Islam: the poets and storytellers that shaped the world With panelist Dr. Raﬁa Ghubash, Dr. Afra Atiq & Dr. Shihab Ghanem.
The UAE’s leadership has dedicated itself to ensure that the issue of gender equality and women empowerment is centrally addressed in everything at Expo by highlighting women’s participation and leadership across every thematic week at the dedicated Women’s Pavilion. Today, we gather to recognize and celebrate the central role women have played throughout history till today and demonstrate that when women thrive, all of humanity thrives.
The panel recognized and celebrated Arab and Muslim women as culture carriers, nurturers and educators, who have shaped and inspired the minds of generations across history and continue to do so today in our modern world. The imprint of the women of Arabia and Islam in poetry cannot be denied and will not be stopped.