Following in the footsteps of WOW Global 24—the first-ever online women’s festival—the British Council organized a series of virtual programmes in the months between August and October. An assortment of programmes included panel discussions, one-on-one conversations, performances, virtual tours and book read-aloud featuring Nepali women from different parts of the country and from different walks of life. The programmes explored the themes of violence, justice, climate, money and health and how they affect the lives of women in Nepal.
WOW — Women of the World — is a global movement that champions gender equality, celebrating the achievements of women and girls everywhere and examining the obstacles that keep them from fulfilling their potential. Festivals take place year-round across around the world and were first held in Kathmandu on 18 February, 2017 at the Nepal Administrative Staff College, Lalitpur, and was convened by Jude Kelly, founder of WOW in partnership with the British Council.The second iteration of the festival was held on 17 February 2018, at the Institute of Engineering (IOE) – Pulchowk Campus, Kathmandu, followed by the latest iteration held in Janakpur, Province-2 on 6 and 7 December 2019.