The 10th World Conference on
Women’s Studies 2024
(WCWS 2024)

Theme: Change-makers: Women’s Studies Scholar-Activism Across the Disciplines

Welcome to WCWS 2024

Welcome to the 10th World Conference on Women’s Studies, which will take place from 30th – 31st May 2024 in Colombo, Sri Lanka (Hybrid Platform), exploring the latest research, ideas, and solutions related to gender equality, women’s empowerment, and social justice. This conference is a unique opportunity to connect with leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners from around the world, and to engage in a global conversation about the most pressing issues facing women and marginalized communities today.

As we mark the 10th anniversary of WCWS, we reflect on the progress that has been made in advancing gender equality and women’s rights, and the challenges that still lie ahead. From the persistent gender pay gap to the ongoing fight for reproductive justice, we are reminded of the urgent need for collective action and transformative change. Through a range of dynamic and engaging sessions, this conference will provide a platform for sharing ideas, forging new partnerships, and generating innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We invite you to join us in this exciting and thought-provoking event, and to be part of the global movement towards a more equitable and just society.

Purpose of WCWS 2024

“Uplifting Global Feminism”

The purpose of the World Conference on Women’s Studies is to offer participants an enriching opportunity to deepen knowledge of global feminisms along with the theoretical, policy, and personal dimensions of Women’s Studies scholar-activism worldwide, engaging with intersecting fields of Gender and Sexuality Studies and the many disciplines that constitute Women’s Studies—all toward building collaborative partnerships, offering publishing opportunities, and enacting visions of a more equitable and liberal world.

This gathering is dedicated to advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious blueprint for a more prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable world.

Get your Research published with WCWS 2024

Join us at WCWS 2024, where excellence prevails with over 100 Scopus-indexed publications backing our remarkable track record. Connect with global experts, ignite innovation, and elevate your profile on a prestigious platform. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a thriving legacy – register now and shape the future of your academia!

Final Abstract Submission Deadline

19th March 2024 (Limited Slots Available) Submission of Abstract is made via this link

Regular Payment Deadline

21st March 2024

Registration is made via this link

Resource Persons

Diana Fox

Prof. Diana J. Fox

Conference Chair
Director of Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS)
Regional Coordinating Office of The University of the West Indies (UWI), Jamaica

Dr. Sue-Ann Barratt

Dr. Sue-Ann Barratt

Keynote Speaker
Head - Institute for Gender and Development Studies
The University of the West Indies, St.
Augustine Campus
West Indies

Prof. Shoba

Prof. Shoba Rajgopal

Keynote Speaker
Westfield State University
USA

Anuki Premachandra

Anuki Premachandra

Plenary Speaker
Social Activist
Senior Communications Manager
IREX Sri Lanka

Dr. Alexis Palfreyman

Dr. Alexis Palfreyman

Panel Speaker
UCL and CIVAH
Sri Lanka

Special Features

Publication Workshop “Be Bold: Publishing to Make a Difference”

“Join our empowering workshop, ‘Be Bold: Publishing to Make a Difference’, designed for aspiring authors and researchers eager to amplify their impact. Gain invaluable insights, tips, and strategies to navigate the world of publishing with purpose and influence positive change. Elevate your voice and make a lasting difference through your work. Don’t miss this opportunity to step boldly into the realm of impactful publishing!”

Forum on “Contemporary Challenges in Women’s Mental Health”

Forum on “Contemporary Challenges in Women’s Mental Health,” delves into global mental health issues affecting women and girls. Renowned experts will explore gender-specific factors impacting mental health, emphasizing awareness and access to care during pivotal life stages like adolescence, motherhood, and menopause. With deep expertise in Sri Lanka, they will examine policy implications and practice trends concerning women’s mental well-being. The discussion also covers critical issues like violence, changing gender roles, and gender inequalities.

Harmony in Diversity Gala Dinner

Date: 30th May 2024 | After Conference

Join us for an enchanting Networking Dinner at the WCWS  2024 which offers a unique opportunity to connect, engage, and build meaningful relationships with influential leaders, academics, activists, practitioners, industry experts, and passionate individuals in the field of Women’s Studies. Immerse yourself in an atmosphere of camaraderie, where like-minded individuals gather to celebrate women’s achievements and discuss the path to a more inclusive future.

Forum on “Violence and the Body - Understanding the Impact of Child Sexual Abuse in Sri Lanka and Unpacking the Modalities of Releasing Individual and Institutional Harm”

Join us for a thought-provoking forum on “Violence and the body – understanding the impact of child sexual abuse in Sri Lanka and unpacking the modalities of releasing individual and institutional harm” conducted by the Emerge Lanka Foundation. This discussion aims to shed light on the profound impact of such abuse and the various ways it affects individuals. The forum will explore topics such as mental health, somatic work, and institutional approaches that may inadvertently perpetuate harm.

Trailblazing Talks

Date: 30th May 2024 | Time: 3.30 – 4.30 PM IST

Are you ready to expand your professional network, forge valuable connections, and engage with like-minded individuals in your field? Then join our exclusive Networking Session during the conference! This highly anticipated event is designed to create a dynamic platform for attendees to interact, exchange ideas, and foster meaningful relationships. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your journey, this session offers a unique opportunity to connect with the peers who share your passion and aspirations.

Join Us in Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of the WCWS with a Spectacular Pre-Conference Workshop Series!

Pre-Conference Workshop on "Be Bold: Pushing Boundaries in Presentation Delivery" by Prof. Diana J. Fox

Date: 13th February 2024 | Time: 18:00 IST

In honour of a decade of empowering conversations and shared knowledge, we are thrilled to introduce this special pre-conference workshop. Join us as we delve into the art of impactful presentation delivery, challenging the traditional norms and embracing bold, innovative approaches.

Translating Research Findings into Publishable Papers: some insights from a journal editor by Dr Ruby Chau

Date: 18th March 2024 | Time: 11:30 IST

This workshop offers practical strategies for transforming research findings into compelling, publishable papers, with expert advice from a journal editor on navigating peer review and publication processes.

WCWS 2024 Highlights

We cordially invite you to attend WCWS 2024, which has been meticulously designed to provide a rich and dynamic platform for the exchange of ideas and knowledge.

In addition, attendees will have access to a series of engaging workshops led by esteemed experts, which will enable them to develop and enhance their skills in their respective fields.

Whether you choose to attend in person or virtually, our event promises to be a valuable and enriching experience

The event will offer unparalleled opportunities to participate in international networking with leading scholars, researchers, and professionals from across the globe.

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With over 850+ participants from more than 50 countries and 300+ universities worldwide, the WCWS series has established itself as one of the most highly regarded Women’s Studies conferences in the world. From groundbreaking research to insightful discussions and thought-provoking presentations, the conference series provides an exceptional platform for presenters and attendees to learn from the best in the field and collaborate with like-minded professionals.

Celebrating a Decade of Progress: Reflections on the WCWS Series

Call for Speakers

Listen to passionate Speakers from worldwide to share their treasured knowledge and experiences at the WCWS 2024. The WCWS 2024 aims to ignite conversations, spark innovation, and empower individuals to shape the future of women globally.

If you would like to join as a Keynote or Plenary Speaker, the “Call for Speakers” is now open. By joining us as a speaker, you will have the opportunity to contribute to this powerful movement and leave a lasting impact on attendees.

Scholarship Program

Discover your potential through the WCWS Scholarship Program! We provide partial registration fee waive-offs to support your conference participation. Apply for an opportunity to receive a scholarship and join us in this transformative experience.

Be a Volunteer!

Are you enthusiastic about creating an impact and do you possess a keen desire to offer your abilities, passion, and commitment to a vibrant team? Become an essential part of our conference team and help create an unforgettable experience for our participants.

Publication Opportunities in WCWS 2024

ABSTRACT BOOK

  • ISBN 978-624-5746-60-6
  • COPE Standard
  • Double-blind peer-reviewing from World-class Scientific Committee
  • Available Online
  • Papers from
    • 100+ authors*
    • 40+ countries*
(*According to the past history)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • ISSN 2424-6743
  • High quality double-blind peer-reviewing
  • Open Access via Online Journal System
  • Google Scholar
  • Crossref Coverage
  • PlumX Metrics
  • Maintaining the high quality standards
  • Submission to major indexing

PUBLISHELP

“A Breakthrough Free TIIKM Project To Make Your Research Publication Possible”

  • This is a free project which is designed to help you to develop your full papers up to the standard.
  • We provide preliminary reviews for your full paper with the world-class publication “steering committee” prior to the conference.
  • Reviewed and revised paper with constructive inputs will make your paper more likely to be accepted by high standard journals.

Click here to need support to publish your paper

WCWS 2024 has amplified its Publication Opportunities partnering with TIIKM Publishing to locate your research to the right destination.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

Conference participants have the option to receive support to develop their papers for submission to peer-reviewed journals published by internationally renowned publishers. TIIKM will help you develop your paper to a high quality prior to submission to increase your chances of being published.

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Celebrating Diversity and Empowerment: Reflections from WCWS Participants

We take pride in developing positive relationships with our participants and hearing positive feedback about our Conference. Read on to find out what they have to say about WCWS!

Malieka Farah Deeba
Malieka Farah Deeba
2022-05-19
recommends
I think the community is working really hard to highlight and enhance the areas related to women studies. Every time through multiple conferences in a year the community is strengthening its mark in the international women studies. I would recommend that alongside these comprehensive efforts the areas related to implication/implementation of laws and policies pertaining to women rights and equal legal representation in conformity with international commitments of various countries may also be added so that a tangible outcome of efforts may come in picture. I offer my endless support to the community. Best wishes
Aren Jamitsur
Aren Jamitsur
2022-05-14
recommends
It was a great honour for me to participate in the 8th Conference on Women's Studies. I am very grateful to the organizers for letting us witness such a systematic and organized programs and sessions. I am definitely recommending the Women and Gender Community to researchers and scholars. indeed a very valuable and insightful Conference.
Debbie Rinawmi
Debbie Rinawmi
2022-05-14
recommends
It is an immemse pleasure to participate in this conference. It is nice to join hands and get together in the name of feminism and we have the opportunity to hear an insightful presentation from scholars all around the globe
Rafidah Abd Karim
Rafidah Abd Karim
2022-05-14
recommends
This is a great conference that I have ever attended with unique events included. With 30+ countries involved, the conference is highly recommended for Women research area of studies, congratulations for the Organizer! 🌹🥳🥳
Tina Renier
Tina Renier
2022-05-12
recommends
I would highly recommend the Women and Gender to students, scholars, activists and practitioners in Gender Studies and inter disciplinary fields. I appreciate the standard of excellence in terms of event organizing, responding to queries effectively, providing timely reviews and immense support to presenters at the Conference. I also like the fact that the community offers new insights or angles on how to improve your research. Overall this is an amazing opportunity to maximize your fullest career potential and forge long term, professional and social networks.
Vivian Car
Vivian Car
2020-06-01
recommends
Because it serves as an eye opener to others that women play an important role in the community. I recommend WGC so it will serve as a platform for awareness that women are to Unleashed to be empowered.
Gavithri Yatigammana
Gavithri Yatigammana
2020-05-30
recommends
I started exploring the idea of telling stories through different mediums. And I started scribbling, writing and reading., but then finally I landed on writing quotes .....of course inspirational, all because of this amazing TEAM !! It is great privilege to have an online platform for a creative thinkers to raise their voice and believe their power of creativity . So the team ,you have chosen the path in different ways to admire people around you which many want to take, but few actually dare to. Good luck with your next venture.
Sourav Chhibber
Sourav Chhibber
2020-05-28
recommends
very interesting session thanks
Anita Singh
Anita Singh
2020-05-25
recommends
great place to share research and ideas👍
Oshadee Withanawasam
Oshadee Withanawasam
2018-11-06
recommends
Great place to share your research findings ...great networking

Our Conference Partners

The Asian-African Association for Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Co - Hosting Partner

The Asian-African Association for Women, Gender, and Sexuality

bridgewater state university

Co - Hosting Partner

Bridgewater State University, 
USA

Institute for Gender and Development Studies

Co - Hosting Partner

Institute for Gender and Development Studies,
The University of the West Indies

Davao del Norte State College

Academic Partner

Davao del Norte State College,
Philippines

Hingalganj Mahavidyalaya College, West Bengal State University, India

Academic Partner

Hingalganj Mahavidyalaya College, West Bengal State University, India

Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, India

Academic Partner

Rajiv Gandhi National 
University of Law,
India

Unisa

Academic Partner

University of South Africa

The Center for Gender Equity and Equality of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

Academic Partner

The Center for Gender Equity and Equality of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (CGEE- KDU), Sri Lanka

Women in Managment (WIM)

Strategic Partner

Women in Managment (WIM), Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Convention Bureau

Strategic Partner

Sri Lanka Convention Bureau

globeenjoy

Tour Partner

Globeenjoy
Travels and Tourism

tiikm-events

Event Partner

TIIKM Events

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