British Council Pakistan has collaborated with Southbank Centre to host South Asia’s first full Women of the World (WOW) festival next month in Karachi.
“WOWKhi will celebrate women and girls locally and globally, and hear from the young and old from all walks of life to foster a sense of community and collaboration among women and men,” the press release said.
Launched in 2011 on the centenary of International Women’s Day by Jude Kelly, Artistic Director of Southbank Centre, London, WOW is now a global movement of festivals for everyone that celebrates women and girls and looks at the obstacles that prevent them from achieving their full potential.
The festival will feature talks, debates, performances, gigs, free music, a marketplace, events for young people, speed-mentoring, workshops, and networking opportunities.
Further, British Council Pakistan along with its six local partners are organising a bloggers meet-up on April 20 to foster more support for the WOW festival. The meet-up will give a sneak preview into the festival.
The festival, which will be held on May 1, is free and open to the public.