The Festival draws its inspiration from the Women of the World Festival (WOW), which was idealized by Jude Kelly, at the time an art director at a cultural center called Southbank Centre, located in London. WOW has taken place in 23 countries between Europe, Asia and Africa. Its edition in Rio de Janeiro will be the first one to occur in Latin America and it will assemble women from all over the city besides national and international guests in dozens of activities regarding the diversity of the feminine experience in the world today. Learn more!
The Women of the World Festival is a space where women from Rio de Janeiro can discuss their life paths, challenges and ambitions in a dialogue with women from other cities and countries. The schedule planning and selection of attendees, under the responsibility of Redes da Maré and Southbank Centre, embodied inputs of about 200 women who participated in a focus group. See below some of the confirmed guests: