Part of her efforts to support women’s rights, actress Tara Emad took part in a panel discussion during the annual celebration of International Women’s Day and Egyptian Women’s Day. The event was hosted by the Australian Embassy in Cairo on Monday, March 14.
The theme for this year’s event – Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow – highlighted the importance of empowering women’s voices and enabling them to be equal players in decision-making related to climate change and sustainability.
Short documentary The Tipping Point was screened during the event. It follows the work of Australian scientist Veena Sahajwalla and her efforts to find innovative solutions for waste management.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion that featured Tara Emad along with 5 female panelists. The panelists brought a diverse range of insights to the discussion on the contributions of women to climate change adaptation, mitigation and responses to build a sustainable future.
Besides supporting women’s rights, actress Tara Emad took part in a number of environmental and climate change initiatives, including Pepsico's new initiative “Recycle for Tomorrow”. The platform aims to collect 8 million kg of plastic waste of Pepsi Co’s products to recycle them and use them in new industries. Additionally, the platform covers several areas in Cairo where 1000 of the targeted residents are being employed in the initiative. 20% of the residents employed are women.
On a parallel note, Tara Emad starred in the series Tahqeeq (Investigation), the most recent original series for WATCH IT. Her upcoming projects include TV series Suits, starring Asser Yassin, Saba Mubarak and Ahmed Dawood, which will be aired during Ramadan season (2022), and film El Gawahergy alongside Mohamad Henedy and Mona Zaki.