London, 6-9 November 2018
XXIII Congress of the Worldwide Association of Women Journalists and Writers
Telling the whole story; a complex world needs all its story tellers
The Worldwide Association of Women Journalists and Writers will hold its Congress in London, for the first time, in 2018. The event will coincide with the 100th anniversary of female suffrage in the UK.
The four day event will focus on story telling. With more women joining together to challenge norms of behaviour, it matters that women are amongst those telling the stories and deciding which stories and voices must be heard. The less diverse the story tellers, the less diverse the stories and the less informed our decisions will be. But what are the challenges for the digital age, for workplaces and for frontline reporting? And do women journalists and writers really have the power to influence and lead these changes?
The last Congress, held in Santiago in 2016, was attended by around 700 people from across the world and was opened by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet.
Under the presidency of Sarah Gibson, the team is now working together with the BBC, Google, the journalism faculties at City, University of London and the University of Kent, Women in Journalism, the Frontline Club, English Pen, City Hall, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Clobal Alliance for Media and Gender (GAMAG) and other partners to hold four days of discussion, debate, workshops and visits in London and Kent.
We think that the topics being discussed at the Congress are relevant to everyone working in news and journalism and the events are open to all.
The XXIII Congress is being supported by a number of organisations who share our commitment to gender diversity.
Ready to register?
Tickets for our 23rd Congress are FREE, but we have limited capacity at all venues. You also don’t have to attend all 4 days. You can register to attend just one or all of the Congress. We’d love to see you there!