WOW festival in Kathmandu to celebrate womanhood

Published On: February 14, 2017 11:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Women of the World (WOW) will be held in Kathmandu for the first time on Saturday at Nepal Administrative Staff College, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. WOW is an annual festival that celebrates women and girls, taking a frank look at the obstacles they face across the world.

The event will bring people together from all corners of society, where hundreds of women will share their stories, feelings or experiences. WOW Kathmandu is being organized to celebrate the moves forward in gender equality in Kathmandu and across Nepal, and have constructive conversations about the complex realities faced by women and girls.

WOW Kathmandu will include talks, debates, workshops, musical and art performance, mentorships sessions, a vibrant marketplace and much more. Debates will cover topics including women and power, women using technology to change the world; ending gender based violence and forced migration. 

Theatre actor Loonibha Tuladhar, Safa Tempo driver Surya Kunwar, Stunt and bike rider Barsha Basnet are few of the speakers who will be giving bites and sharing their stories on the event. The festival will also feature some pop-up performances such as classical dances, self defense techniques, musical performances and other miscellaneous performances. 

The festival is being convened by Jude Kelly, founder of WOW and Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre in partnership with the British Council.

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