The WOW Dhaka: Khulna Chapter was organised at Khulna University in August 2018 by the British Council in collaboration with Rupantar, an NGO working on social transformation.
The programme line-up included panel discussions that provoked conversations on gender equality, inspirational talks by several local women including women advocates, a female radio jockey who overcame social barriers to pursue her profession, a female farmer redefining gender norms, and women who work for the development of society.
Following the theme of empowerment, WOW Khulna Chapter enabled Monsoon Letters to collaborate with local poets to present performance poetry that depicts the boundaries of women empowerment and their battle for an equal society. Furthermore, to address the issues that are growing with the rise of internet users in the local community, the programme also provided a workshop on cyberbullying.
WOW Dhaka: Khulna Chapter not only sought to connect the local society to the broader societal issues and ideas but also celebrated the beauty of the local heritage of Khulna. The event featured Pot Gaan presented by Khulna-based troupe, Rupantar Theatre. The Khulna chapter closed with a performance by two talented local female musicians Nishad Maliha Oishee and Dola Dey.