The WOW Foundation has unveiled details of its 2021 programme of events and festivals taking place across the globe throughout the year.
The programme is set to include digital WOW Festivals in countries such as UK, New York, Nepal, Pakistan, Istanbul, and Bangladesh, and WOW Think Ins take place in Taiwan and Western Australia.
Specifically, the UK festival will take place from the 1st to the 21st March to help mark International Women’s Day. It will include over thirty digital events and feature guest speakers including Kimberlé Crenshaw, Ruby Wax, Arundhati Roy, Sheila Heti, Avni Doshi, Bryony Kimmings.
Meanwhile, there will also be plenty of workshops and discussions taking place covering themes such as mental health, sex in lockdown, women in Greek myths, grief and intersectionality.
Elsewhere, WOW and Google Arts & Culture will launch an online exhibition featuring 100 trailblazing women from 10 cities and countries around the world. The foundation will also collaborate with BBC’s Children in Need to launch a major new project connecting over 100 marginalised girls aged 8-16 across the UK.
WOW has also announced a new festival to take place in November. Titled Shameless! it has been created to confront attitudes towards sexual violence.
Talking about the news Jude Kelly, Founder and Director of The WOW Foundation says: “Throughout 2021, WOW is bringing together courageous women and girls from across the globe who are driven by a desire to change the world. These brilliant activists will join WOW Festivals around the world in groundbreaking conversations, workshops and projects; focusing on gender, racial and social inequality, all of which have been exacerbated in the past 12 months.”