Women of the World 2017

7 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017

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 Angela Davis, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Gemma Cairney, Sandi Toksvig and Gillian Anderson.

Check back early next year for details of the 2018 line-up.

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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 presenter talks about her book OPEN: A Toolkit for How Magic Messed Up Life Can Be
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:16
The legendary activist talks about women, race and class in the post-Trump era
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 17:05
Listen to the Nigerian novelist speaking live at Southbank Centre's Women of the World 2017
Mon, 03/13/2017 - 16:56
Hear a panel discuss what challenges lie ahead for British women, post-Brexit
Gender Politics & Equality
Politics & History
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

21 Sep 2017

Audience at No Country for Young Women Talk

Free

Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Various times, 21 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Help us plan the eighth WOW London

22 Sep 2017

Audience at No Country for Young Women Talk

Free

Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Various times, 21 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Help us plan the eighth WOW London

23 Sep 2017

Audience at No Country for Young Women Talk

Free

Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Various times, 21 Sep 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
Help us plan the eighth WOW London

11 Oct 2017

Talks & Topics
7:30 am, 11 Oct 2017
Hop onto the London Eye for a mentorship session like no other

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