By Lisa Van Leer

Instead of posting your best double-filtered, slightly-retouched selfie with the caption #GirlPower, why not try to do something different this year for International’s Women’s Day?

Celebrating International Women’s Day around the world – Picture Credits: UN Women

On March 8 every year we celebrate International Women’s Day by focusing on women’s social, economical and polit-ical achievements. Yet according to Jude Kelly, who initiated the WOW-Women Of the World festival five years ago, many women still battle sexism every day. “I was tired of hearing particular- ly young women talk to me about their struggles for equality. So I thought I’d set up a festival and include everything that needs to be discussed,” she says.

WOW- festival champions gender equality, honours accomplishments of women and analyses the obstacles that keep them from fulfilling their potential.


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