Lessons From

Southbank Centre: WOW – Women of the World

Insight – Project Evaluation

Nine festivals were held between 2017-2019, in Bradford, Exeter, Perth, Norwich and Cardiff.

We funded the Southbank Centre to support communities across the UK to put on their own Women of the World festivals.

Nine festivals were held between 2017-2019, in Bradford, Exeter, Perth, Norwich and Cardiff. The content and character of the festivals were driven by local women, who designed them to resonate with the issues and topics that were closest to them, and to create moments of empowerment, engagement and happiness for all who attended.

The funding also prompted the formation of the WOW Foundation, which is dedicated to putting on festivals all over the world, identifying the barriers which prevent women and girls from achieving their full potential and empowering them to overcome them.

You can download the final project report from the festivals below.

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