Women of the World 2014

5 Mar 2014 - 9 Mar 2014
WOW 2014 was packed full of events that celebrated the incredible achievements of women and girls and looked at the most potent topics for women at the time. It featured voices and stories from around the world and was bigger and broader than previous years, broaching a range of new subjects.

Almost 1000 women from all walks of life were part of the Speed Mentoring Programme. Speakers included Malala Yousafzai, Sandi Toksvig, Vivienne Westwood, Doreen Lawrence and Ruby Wax.

Talks covered topics such as sexual violence in conflict, fashion and sustainability, porn, gay rights and Beyoncé!

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Author and journalist John Battersby recounts time spent with the South African leader
Introducing Hayward Gallery's mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed artist Lee Bul
Have you noticed the bright new flags fluttering from Royal Festival Hall?
Enjoy ten top tracks, handpicked by the electronic pioneers
Come rain, come shine, Southbank Centre’s the place to be this half term
Listen to three powerful Spotify playlists from Carleen Anderson, Rod Youngs and Renell Shaw
The author of How To Love Brutalism explores our Queen Elizabeth Hall
Discover his hopes for the future of dance and his relationship with Southbank Centre in this Q&A
Get a unique look into Hayward Gallery history with this remarkable anthology
Watch the violinist describe how the conductor shaped his early music career
The singer and journalist on the importance of music as a tool of protest
Take a look at the literary greats set to appear at Southbank Centre in 2018
Discover the turbulent relationship between Sergei Prokofiev and the Soviet regime
Read our short but sweet interview with the young British composer Charlotte Bray
These two artists prove they still have plenty to offer
See the Finnish violinist discuss the composer’s First Violin Concerto in this video
Get inspiration for your bank holiday reading from our literature team
The composer and electronic musician picks out the tracks she's listening to right now.
A celebration of Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie and more

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WOW 2014 stories

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Dame Vivienne Westwood talks with Shami Chakrabarti about human rights

shop WOW

A selection of our favourite shop items from the Women of the World festival

Advantages of Being A Woman Artist Teatowel

Change The World Ring

Met Museum Mug by Guerrilla Girls

Frida Kahlo Little People