Alicia Keys hosted the third edition of the Women to Women summit in Jeddah, joined by Pharrell Williams.

The summit aimed to highlight the cultural shifts and the role of women in pushing the culture forward in Saudi Arabia and globally. 

Keys expressed her excitement and honor to perform in Jeddah, engaging with 'amazing women' on critical cultural and creative narratives. 

Human rights activist Peter Tatchell criticized the event, urging artists to demand women’s freedom and an end to human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia. 

The summit sparked a debate: Can participation in such events drive change, or does it inadvertently 'whitewash' ongoing issues? 

Keys' participation has ignited a global conversation on the complexities of advocating for women's rights across different cultural contexts. 

The dialogue continues: Finding the balance between engagement and endorsement in the fight for universal women's rights.