In the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, a festival which highlights gender inequality and celebrates the many achievements of women could not be more timely, and The Women of the World Festival does all that and more.
The 2019 edition of the festival is taking place at the Southbank Centre on the 8th and 9th of March with a stellar line up of events and guests helping to showcase and celebrate female accomplishments.
The programme includes debates, workshops, performances and activism from an assortment of famous female writers, artists and activists. These luminaries will attempt to shine a light on some of the world’s many unsung female heroines as well as outlining what the women’s movement should do next.
This year’s event will include two special “conversations”. The first will take place on the 8th of March and feature legendary activist Angela Davis. The second will take place the following day with journalist and author Naomi Klein.
The festival will also include two full afternoon forums: WOW: What Now? and WOW: What Next? These unique events will gather together a diverse collection of women from varying industries and communities to “imagine the future of gender equality”.
There are a limited number of day and three day passes for the event with the Day pass available at £30 and the three-day weekend passes on sale at £80.
The festival is organised by the WOW Foundation. The Foundation is an empowerment focused independent organisation whose aim is to create a global movement dedicated to gender equality. WOW have organised 65 festivals across 5 continents with festivals in such diverse places as Baltimore, Karachi and Rio.
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The Women of the World Festival will take place at the Southbank Centre on the 8th and 9th of March 2019.