Talks & Topics
Talks & debates

International Activism

Part of WOW – Women of the World

Hear leading international changemakers speak about how you can turn local activism into global solidarity.

We open with a keynote by women’s rights and LGBTQ+ advocate Li Maizi, one of ‘China’s Feminist Five’, who were arrested for ‘provoking trouble’ after planning a multi-city protest aimed at bringing an end to sexual harassment on public transport.

Other speakers include:
Hyeonseo Lee – North Korean defector, activist and author
Yassmin Abdel-Magied – Writer, engineer, speaker, broadcaster and advocate
Quhramaana Kakar – Founder and Director of Women for Peace and Participation

Chaired by Hannah Azieb Pool, journalist and Senior Programmer, Contemporary Culture at Southbank Centre.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall


Included in Pass

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This event is included in the Friday WOW Pass and the WOW Three Day Pass.

This event is British Sign Language-interpreted and Speech-to-Text Transcribed.