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British Council celebrates 'WOW Virtual Bangladesh'

British Council celebrates 'WOW Virtual Bangladesh'
  • Sun Online Desk
  • 29th July, 2021 07:37:29 PM
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A two-day online festival focusing on women and girls named 'WOW Virtual Bangladesh' began on Thursday at 9:00pm.

British Council, CCD Bangladesh and Mongol Deep Foundation jointly organised the event.

The festival aims to celebrate women and girl's voices across Bangladesh, living in or beyond the margins of society.

Founded by Jude Kelly CBE, WOW - Women of the World is an international festival that celebrates the achievements of women, girls and non-binary people and looks at some of the obstacles they face across the world.

WOW Chapters are divisional community events in Bangladesh which provide a platform to celebrate women and girls and explore the obstacles which prevent them from achieving their full potential.

WOW Chapters were previously hosted in Chattogram, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet between 2017-2018. In response to the pandemic, this year WOW Chapters will go online through WOW Virtual Bangladesh and expand to represent women's voices from more divisional cities like Barishal and Mymensingh along with Chattogram, Khulna, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet.