11:30AM – 13:00 PM Nepali Time
Exhibition Road, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, Nepal
Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall
Global Feminist Forum : “Resisting systemic Biases” Opening Assembly


On the occasion of the World Social Forum (15 to 19 Feb, 2024)  

“Resisting Systemic Biases” 

The Feminist Forum for Solidarity seeks to redress prevailing power imbalances responsible for class, caste, gender, sex, and race-based disparities. Feminists assert that these inequities can solely be rectified through autonomous feminist movements aimed at reshaping the power hierarchy. Historically, feminist movements have confronted systemic biases rooted in long-standing patriarchy associated with different social structures such as Feudalism, Capitalism, neoliberalism, fascism, and militarism. 

In the contemporary context, patriarchy, driven by Globalization, Fundamentalism, and Militarism (GFM), has intensified the exclusion of women of diversities. Government policies and laws frequently bolster GFM, resulting in repercussions like neo-colonialism and modern-day enslavement. Women, spanning various backgrounds, persistently encounter exploitation and the commodification of their bodies on a global scale. Capitalism diminishes the value of women's contributions and treats them as instruments for satisfying sexual desires, counting them as reproductive tool and free service provide to maintain their heirs.  

Dominant political structures which are primarily being operated with corporate interest in combo with Feudo capitalist patriarchal fundamentalist pushes women in corner even within political domain. Making Women's political participation disproportionately low and controlled by their decisions.  

Feminist, since centuries has tried to challenge such structures and made the differences. Feminist movements guided by Feminist values and principles believes in power of movement and solidarity. We have several evidences to prove that solidarity movement with commitment to make the different by analyzing the structures politically has made the difference. Feminist believes in another world much fairer world where rights of every citizen counted respected and protected. WOREC in collaboration with several other liked minded institutions and movements has been organizing feminist forums and social forums nationally and regionally. 

The Feminist Forum during world Social Forum 2024, is being organized to create a   political platform for feminist from local to Global spheres to come together analysis recent trends and tactics being operated by global capitalist neo liberal model of development and identify the key factor to address. We Invite all feminist to join hands by being part of the feminist forum to   and amplify voices, extend global solidarity, celebrate our achievements, and strategize to make another world possible.  


  • The core objectives of the Global Feminist Forum (GFF) are to create a political arena for worldwide solidarity and showcase a global commitment to liberty, justice, and parity.  
  • GFF serves as a platform for advocacy, empowerment, and collective action, aiming to dismantle oppressive systems and create a more equitable global landscape.
  • The GFF strives to create a world where gender justice is not just an aspiration but a lived reality. By addressing systemic barriers, advocating for policy changes, and fostering global solidarity, it contributes to the progress of women’s rights and human dignity.  

Target participants: 

The Women Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC NEPAL), a feminist organization, will be hosting the Global Feminist Forum (GFF). Participants are invited from various sectors, including women's organizations, women human rights defenders, feminist leaders and activists, farmers, workers, organizations and movements led by women, trans, intersex, and non-binary individuals, indigenous women, women and people with disabilities, and other historically excluded groups. Additionally, youth and girl-led organizations, youth activists, and others are encouraged to join. The organizers are committed to ensuring diverse representation. The organizers will actively identify and engage stakeholders who share a commitment to the cause, fostering robust discussions and follow-up actions. The registration process for the Global Feminist Forum will be facilitated by the main organizer and co-organizer, working in collaboration with other partners and in coordination with the secretariat of WSF2024.

Program modality

The Global Feminist Forum will be a dynamic space where voices converge, ideas flourish, and collective action ignites change. Let us honor the legacy of the GFF by creating a forum that empowers women worldwide, transcending barriers and shaping a more just and equitable future.

Opening Assembly: “Together for Justice”

Power of struggles: Making another world possible through solidarity 

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
WOREC/ NAWO along with 30 organization Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall 16th Feb 2024 11:30 am to 1:00am

In this inaugural session of the Global Feminist Forum, with the main slogan of "Together for Justice," we gather with a profound acknowledgment of the power inherent in our collective struggles. At the heart of our endeavor lies a critical understanding: the intertwined forces of capitalism, neoliberalism, and patriarchy constitute formidable barriers to gender equality and justice worldwide. Capitalism, driven by profit and exploitation, perpetuates systems of inequality, while neoliberalism exacerbates these divisions through deregulation and privatization. Patriarchy, deeply ingrained in societal structures, reinforces gender norms and control over women's bodies and labor. Our fight for justice demands an unwavering commitment to dismantle these interconnected systems and forge a path towards a future where equality and liberation prevail. As we convene in this space, let us harness the power of our collective struggles to envision and enact transformative change, uniting in solidarity to confront and overcome the oppressive forces that seek to divide us. Together, we stand poised to challenge the status quo and build a world where justice is not just a distant ideal, but a lived reality for all.

The Global Feminist Forum features 13 thematic spaces, each dedicated to exploring various aspects of gender equality, women's rights, and related issues. Through these sessions, attendees have the opportunity to engage in discussions and learn from experts, fostering a comprehensive exploration of feminist ideas and initiatives.

1) Making a reality: Transformative feminist politics 


In this thematic session, we unite four feminist leaders from diverse corners of the globe to dissect the imperative of transformative feminist politics. With a resounding call for alter-globalist, anti-capitalist, and feminist movements, we confront entrenched power structures head-on. Through grassroots mobilization and intersectional solidarity, we wield transformative feminist action as a potent tool for dismantling oppressive systems and subverting patriarchal norms. Together, we amplify the voices of those spearheading progressive change, igniting a collective fire for gender justice that burns bright across borders. Join us in this political discourse as we envision and enact a future where equity and liberation reign supreme.

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
NAWHRD and WOREC along with more than 30 organizations Bhrikuti Mandap, Exhibition Hall 16th Feb 2024 2:00PM to 3:30 PM

2) Live Art , Open  film screening and photography exhibition


The Global Feminist Forum seeks to amplify diverse voices and perspectives through an immersive experience encompassing live art performances, open film screenings, and a photography exhibition. Embracing the intersectionality of feminism, our event aims to break societal boundaries, empower women through visual narratives, unveil untold stories, and celebrate the richness of diversity within the global feminist movement. Through these mediums, we aspire to provoke thought, inspire action, and foster solidarity in the pursuit of gender equality and justice worldwide.

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
Rauta Sumudayik Hit Kendra and WOREC along with more than 30 organizations Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall 16th Feb 2024 4:00PM to 5:30 PM

3) Young women’s forum


Five young women, each representing diverse intersections of identity, unite across continents to narrate their experiences as young feminists. They articulate their challenges and stand together in solidarity, contributing to the collective effort of building a global feminist movement.

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
WOREC along with more than 30 organizations Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall 17th Feb 2024 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

4). Rainbow Planets


Rainbow Planet stands as a formidable coalition uniting diverse progressive groups, including LGBTQ+ sex workers and People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA). Our core mission is to forge a common platform, fostering solidarity among sexuality minorities while extending support to broader social movements. By joining forces, we amplify our voices, working relentlessly towards the shared goals of equality and justice, making a lasting impact on the global stage

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
SWASA  along with more than 30 organizations Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall 17th Feb 2024 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

5) Feminisms and Human Rights


This thematic space is a dynamic convergence occur in dedicated to feminism and human rights. Delegates from diverse corners of the globe assemble to exchange perspectives, strategies, and challenges. This session become crucibles for forging a collective vision, where the pursuit of gender equality harmonizes intricately with the universal principles of human rights. Within this vibrant space, a tapestry of voices weaves together, contributing to the global discourse on justice, empowerment, and the intertwined narratives of feminism and human rights.

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
Tarangini Foundation/ IC along with more than 30 organizations Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall 17th Feb 2024 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

6) Challenging the patriarchy building lives 


This panel will confront the pervasive influence of patriarchy on societal structures, emphasizing the urgent need to challenge patriarchal norms to create a more just and inclusive world. Speakers will delve into strategies for dismantling patriarchal systems and advancing gender equity, advocating for policy changes and amplifying marginalized voices. They will highlight the intersectionality of patriarchy with capitalism and globalization, exacerbating disparities faced by women globally.

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
WOFOWON and SWASA along with more than 30 organization   17th Feb 2024 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

7) Right to land and Housing


Feminists from different continents will come together to advocate for policies that prioritize women's access and ownership of land and housing, ensure equitable distribution and protection against discrimination. The program will focus on addressing systemic barriers that impede women's rights to safe and dignified housing.


Co-organizer Venue Date Time
Kishwori Adhikar Manch/ NMES along with more han 30 organizations Dhaulagiri , Bhrikutimandap 18th Feb 2024 9:00 AM to 1:11 Am


8) Navigating Feminist Struggles And Aspirations In Asia, Build back better: myth vs reality

Migrant women workers, health activists, youth advocates, women with disabilities, and sex workers will recount their narratives about the challenges associated with the "building back better" approach, exploring ways to transform this concept from a myth into a tangible reality through dismantling neoliberal policy.

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
Asia Feminist Coalition and WOREC along with more than 30 organizations RATNA RAJYA LAXMI CAMPUS- BLOCK B-Floor 1- Room (9)   18 Feb, 2024 9.00 to 11.00 am

9) "Breaking chain: Unraveling the Intersection of Law and State Control in Shaping Gender Identit, Sexuality and Bodily Autonomy" https://wsf2024nepal.org/organization/activity/74

Emphasizing bodily autonomy as a fundamental human right, the session will encourage dialogue on challenging societal norms and fostering environments that respect and empower individuals to make choices about their own bodies. By incorporating global perspectives and workplace inclusivity discussions, the session aims to create a comprehensive understanding that inspires positive change on a global scale.


Co-organizer Venue Date Time
LOOM Nepal and WOREC along with more than 30 organizations Dhaulagiri, Bhrikutimandap 18th Feb 2024 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM

10) Feminist vision for peace


Conflict survivors, women from war zones, women from challenged democratic spaces, peace activists articulate their vision for peace. They raise critical inquiries about the global prevalence of wars and genocides composed by imperialist and capitalist forces and hare their vision for peace.

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
FRC/ Women's International Peace Centre (WIPC) along with more than 30 organizations



18th Feb 2024 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

11) Young women’s forum (Youth-led to dismantling Child, Early, Forced Marriage, and Union (CEFMU)


Five young women, each representing diverse intersections of identity, unite across continents to narrate their experiences as young feminists. They articulate their challenges and stand together in solidarity, contributing to the collective effort of building a global feminist movement. 

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
Kishwori Adhikar Manch (GRF) and WOREC along with more than 30 organizations   18 Feb 2024 2.00 to 3.30 pm

12) Co-creating a Future Feminist Food System: Fair Food For All


Land rights activists, women farmers, climate justice activists, rights to food activist will be louder on the feminist food system through the perspective of ecological justice. Corporate attack on global food chain system is the fate to hunger and poverty. Additionally, women will operate diverse indigenous food stalls symbolizing food sovereignty. 

Co-organizer Venue Date Time
OXFAM along with 30 organization Nepal Law Campus 18th Feb 2024 2PM to 3:30 PM

13). An Unheard Story: Ecological Justice and Identity


Ecological justice underscores the need for fair and sustainable environmental practices, recognizing the interconnectedness of social and ecological systems. In the context of the Global Feminist Forum, it is crucial to emphasize the inclusion of indigenous women in discussions on ecological justice. Indigenous women often bear the brunt of environmental degradation and are key stewards of biodiversity. Ensuring their active participation in decision-making processes aligns with the principles of intersectional feminism and strengthens the pursuit of a more equitable and ecologically sustainable world.


Co-organizer Venue Date Time
 CWAD/WOREC/NIWF along with 30 organizations Ranta Rajya Campus Block 'B'3rd Floor Main Hall 18th Feb 2024 2:00 pm to 3:30 PM

We urge global feminists, network organizations, and social movement activists to unite in solidarity and engage in collective action on the Global Feminist Forum to resist systemic bias. 




  • Venue
    Bhrikuti Mandap Exhibition Hall
  • Cultural activity
  • Duration
    90 Minutes
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    Email and Whatsapp
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    physical and virtual
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Co Organizer
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    kishwori adhikar manch (kapilvastu)
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    Feminist Resource Center
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    Rauta Samudaya Hit Kendra
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    National Indigenous Women's Federation (NIWF)
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    National Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRD)
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    GNB Nepal
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    Kadambari Memorial College
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    Sunita Foundation
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    CARE Nepal
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    Oxfam Nepal
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    Hami DajuVai
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    Change Action Nepal (CAN)
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    Asia feminist coalition
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    Mukti Nepal
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    Tarangini Mahila Adhikar Prashikshen Kendra (Tarangini Foundation)
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    GNB Nepal
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    Nepal Mahila Ekata Samaj
  • Social Movements, Civic Space and Future of World Social Forum
  • Gender, Sexuality, and Identities and Gender Based Violence
  • Women, Children, Youth, Adolescents, Aging people and Persons with Disabilities
Outcomes & Follow ups

World Social Forum -2024

Global Feminist Forum, 15-19 February, 2024 Square of Statement

Kathmandu Declaration

The Global Feminist Forum under the theme “Resisting Systemic Biases” convened ten thematic spaces and concluded that patriarchal structures driven by market led Neo-liberal policies, increasing Fundamentalism, militarization, and global corporate capture are primarily responsible for women’s and queer’s subjugation, control over bodies, violence and all areas affecting their lives. The politics of imperialist, fundamentalist and fascist regimes is proved to be the biggest cause of inequalities and wars which the world is witnessing now. War on West Bank of GAZA, UKRAINE, situation in MYANMAR, MANIPUR, AFGANISTHAN are some of the examples. In all kind of war, armed struggles, and military dictatorship, women suffer the most. We commit to strengthen community-led peace movements globally and demand a transformative feminist political system to encounter imperialist, fundamentalist and fascist regimes for a just world. More than 3000 Feminists from different movements all over the world demanded immediate ceasefire in Gaza and other countries and assert that these inequities can solely be rectified through autonomous feminist movements aimed at reshaping the power hierarchy.

We hereby declare the following statements.

  1. Global Feminist solidarity against structural inequalities is urgent. We commit ourselves to lead, participate and collaborate with different social movements and urge everyone’s solidarity.
  2. The union of capitalism, neo-liberalism, and patriarchy exploits women's labor at all levels in formal and informal sectors. Women’s and queer’s body has been part of global biopolitics which must end. This has affected sex workers, migrants, women working in different entertainment sectors the most. This can’t be addressed without reforming current exploitative neo liberal policies which have converted women’s work to care work and women’s bodies to a consumer profit making entity. The only path to replace this exploitative economic system is through transformative economic policies and redistributive justice system. This requires a social movement guided by feminist values. We commit ourselves to lead, participate and collaborate with different social movements and urge everyone’s solidarity for it.
  3. Food sovereignty is a right for global citizens. This can’t be fulfilled unless the present market led and for-profit food systems/mechanisms of production are dismantled; and restored by people centric food production and distribution mechanisms. We commit to build feminist food systems from community level and appeal for solidarity from all social movements.
  4. The global environmental degradation and ecological injustice is greatly impacting marginalized communities. We acknowledge the interconnectedness of gender, power, and environmental injustices. We demand for the urgent redesign of ecological justice to priorities feminist leadership, policy reform endorsing indigenous rights, addressing environmental racism and re-distribution of resources.
  1. Feminist knowledge is advanced through the analysis of intersecting issues, fostering the development of intergenerational leadership. To develop such leadership, young women and queer must scrutinize the intersections of capitalism, colonialism, and patriarchy, recognizing their impact on lives. We express our solidarity for building youth agency and movements to challenge and change oppressive systems through transformative feminist politics.
  2. Conflicts, intensified by militarization and capitalism, result in resource exploitation, violence, and inequality, with disproportionate impacts on women and children. Embracing a feminist peace perspective, we confront this nexus, prioritizing justice, equality, and human rights and demand for urgent ceasefire of the wars going around the world and a cap on arms production. We extend our global solidarity for dismantling oppression and cultivating a just, peaceful world. We demand proper reparation of all those who has been affected by all forms of violence during conflict, and war.
  3. Due to corporate centric economic policies and developmental paradigms, the poor, indigenous, landless and informal settlers, rural farmers are being evicted from their land and housing settlements. This is affecting women the most. We demand that this exploitation ends immediately. We commit ourselves to build the solidarity movement with women and other social movements to uphold and demand for people’s right to land and housing
  4. Discrimination based on caste, gender, religion, sexual orientation, language, disability, color of skin, migratory status, among others, are the worst form of Human Right Violations. Discrimination of any form should not be tolerated by anyone and anywhere. We demand that all forms of discriminatory policies, practices and values are dismantled immediately and ensured women’s and queer’s bodily autonomy. We commit ourselves to lead, be part of and extend our solidarity in all forms of anti-discrimination movements and appeal for solidarity from all movements.
  5. Market led economy compounded by unjust development and exportable policies, has converted people’s body into commodity leading to forced migration, refugee, trafficking and exploitation. We demand for the dignified and proper settlement of these issues and ensuring human rights of all refugees.
  6. In today’s digital world, as the artificial intelligence is becoming an everyday reality of humans, we recognize that different forms of crimes are being committed digitally and globally more than 92% of sexual harassment is faced by women through such crimes. We demand to end all forms of discriminatory policies, practices and values in any form of digital transmission. We commit ourselves to lobbying to promulgate laws and policies favorable to the marginalized communities, girls, women and LGBTQI community to combat digital crimes.
  7. We recognize that in all South Asian nation democracies are being eroded and people's basic freedoms like that of dissent, association, expression and movement are being suppressed, and media and judicial independence are being compromised. This is having a negative impact on the mobility of women, their right to meet families and other adverse impacts on family set ups. We demand to end all forms of discriminatory policies, practices and values in any form by the governments in South Asia and other regions which impact women. We commit ourselves to lobbying for favorable feminist policies in all countries.

Finally, we feminists around the globe are experiencing the Crisis of Democracy and shrinking civic space. These are thriving through manipulated electoral systems adopted by Authoritarian governments. The adherence to Human rights principles and the rule of law is no longer a priority for governments and thus Human Right Defenders are under attack (displaced, killed, humiliated, stigmatized). We acknowledge and observe that the UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) adopted 75 years ago requires an update to incorporate current challenges. We call upon every citizen to be a part of a people centered democracy movement anchored within human rights and feminist principles. We are committed to lead, be part of and in solidarity with all movements for the Democracy, human rights, Gender and ecological justice. Together we can make another world possible.

Signatories of GFF statement


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