The third iteration of Women of the World - WOW Madhesh festival was held on 6 and 7 December 2019 in the ancient city of Janakpur. The edition focused on the Madhesh belt of Nepal which is ripe with gender equality-related issues and development work.
WOW is a festival built on exploring, engaging in and promoting gender equality across the world. Through talks, workshops, performances, mentorship programs and more, women share stories of change, with the shared goal of intersectional gender equality. This festival which began in London in 2011 has expanded to a global movement of over 20 cities, bringing together women and men, from all backgrounds, to engage in important dialogue and take an honest look on the current issues of gender equality.
The activities that took place during the WOW Madhesh were: