WoW Awards Ceremony 2021
Bestowed for the second time in 2021, the WoW Awards are presented with the following motto in mind: If we want history to be written in our name, we have to write it ourselves. The awards highlight and expose the invisible work, stories, courage, and determination of individuals as well as collectives fighting for a better world. These are our feminist heroines, and this is our response to the systematic erasure of women, their work, and achievements from the historical canon.
The members of the committee, Urška Breznik, Ada Černoša, Katja Kovač, Klara Otorepec and Jelka Zorn, chose five winners out of 182 nominations, which include well-known names and many women who have not yet been recognised for their efforts.
The WoW Awards winners for 2021 are: activist in the field of support and solidarity with refugees Zana Fabjan Blažič; fighter for the rights of the erased, the unemployed, migrant workers, and refugees Aigul Hakimova; sexologist, gynaecologist, and obstetrician Dr Gabrijela Simetinger; lesbian and LGBTQ+ radio show by Radio Študent Lezbomanija, and the International Feminist and Queer Festival Red Dawns – Rdeče Zore.
Visual design: Nina Rojc; selection of music and sound design: Tea Vidmar
Light design: Špela Škulj; technical director: Martin Lovšin; production: City of Women; co-production: Glej Theatre, Messer Slovenija.