WOWKTM 2018, panel discussions were focused on bringing in women who have made unconventional choices in their lives and made a change. This year the panel also included young girls, which was very much appreciated by the audience. The intention to bring women, young women and people who identify themselves as women was acknowledged and discussion around sexuality was considered to be very interesting and enriching by the audience. The issues that South Asian delegates spoke about also highlighted the fact that the issues affecting women is similar across border.
The workshops were curated with a viewpoint of how women can claim their rights, spaces in a patriarchal society like Nepal. From discussing and getting tools on how to travel alone to talking about property rights and visioning our women hero made participants reflect that change is possible and also empowered them with concrete tools on how to create and fight for that change.
Despite being a women festival, it was well taken by men and women from different strata of the society.
List of our panel discussions, speakers and mentors:
|Unconventional choice||Girl Power||Women and sexuality||Women and skills||Pick of the fest||Moderators|
|Rekha Thapa||Bipana Sharma||Rukshana Kapali||Shyam Badan Shrestha||Loonibha Tuladhar||Sumeera Shrestha|
|Ani Choying Drolma||Panchamaya Tamang||Dr Madhurima Bhadra||Ashmina Ranjit||Fearless Collective||Mandira Maharjan|
|Mira Rai||Sara Pyakurel||Laxmi Ghalan||Sunita Nhemaphuki||Word Warriors|
|Gulali Ismail||Shanti Nepali||Sristi KC||Selima Ahmed|