Photo: British Council
Creative Gender Actions
Photo: British Council

Kathmandu, March 18

Equal Together: Creative Gender Actions, an event organised by the British Council at Hotel Yak and Yeti concluded on Friday.  

According to the British Council, the event was organised with anticipation of the WOW–Women of the World Festival, slated to take place in Kathmandu in November 2024. 

The event showcased the works that grantees of Gender Grants 2023 have been doing over the past year. 

During the event, participants contributed their expertise and ideas for WOW Kathmandu 2024 through collective brainstorming sessions or Thinking.

“We hope that this year’s WOW Nepal can truly be a celebration that champions gender equality in Nepal and inspires us to continue striving for and building a more equal world,” reads a statement issued by the British Council.

Through the Gender Grants 2023, 11 institutions, collectives and individuals received small grants to deliver engaging, creative, and meaningful engagements on gender equality as part of our Culture Responds global programme. 

From Blind Rocks, an organisation working to empower blind people, working on an inclusive music video that features disabled women from various walks of life to music artist Heyshe Dolma Sherpa who is making a documentary that explores the matricentric wedding process of Demjang in Solukhumbu, grant recipients are working on diverse, creative initiatives. 

According to the organisers, these creative actions harness the transformative power of arts/culture to address current challenges facing women/girls, especially those at the margins of the gender movement, gender minorities and other vulnerable communities. These projects will also be a part of WOW later this year.





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