Women of the World 2017

7 Mar - 12 Mar
WOW – Women of the World festival celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential.  

Around the world, individuals and communities are insisting on the simple proposition that women must have equal rights and asking the question: 'why is gender equality taking so long to achieve?' Southbank Centre's WOW - Women of the World festival is a global network of festivals which provides a platform for interrogating this question.

WOW 2017 speakers included Sandi Toksvig and Gillian Anderson.

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Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:03
WE: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere
Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:33
Listen to audio highlights of Southbank Centre's WOW – Women of the World festival 2017
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:31
How do we fight sexism without ignoring other issues such as race, disability, sexuality and class?
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 13:13
Hear insights from the journalist and Channel 4 News reporter
Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:51
The radio presenter talked about her new book, OPEN: A Toolkit for How Magic Messed Up Life Can Be
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:16
The legendary activist spoke with Southbank Centre's Artistic Director, Jude Kelly, about women, race and class in the post-Trump era
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:05
Listen to the Nigerian novelist speaking live from Southbank Centre's Women of the World festival 2017
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:56
Hear a panel of discuss what challenges may lie ahead for British women, post-Brexit
Sun, 03/12/2017 - 12:25
We asked the co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party how she sees the future for women
Gender Politics & Equality
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:05
Award-winning journalist and black feminist Reni writes about class, race, gender and social justice

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