The 9th World Conference on

Women’s Studies 2023

11th – 12th May 2023, Bangkok, Thailand
Theme : “Gender Justice and the Power of Feminisms: Dismantling Patriarchy, Building Equity”

WCWS 2023 OVERVIEW

Welcome to the 9th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2023 which will take place from the 11th – 12th May 2023 in Thailand. We hope the WCWS 2023 unites diverse scholars, researchers, activists, academics, and policymakers from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities.

Purpose of WCWS 2023

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.

Call for Papers

Theme: "Gender Justice and the Power of Feminisms: Dismantling Patriarchy, Building Equity”

Topics of Interest for Submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Queer Optics and Feminism
  • Land Rights
  • Reproductive Politics
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Masculinities Reimagined
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Activist Art
  • Feminism and Decolonial Praxis
  • Women’s Spirituality and Religion
  • Trafficking and Prostitution
  • Women and Religion
  • Gendered and Sexual Diversities

Deadline for Abstract Submission
11th January 2023

Submit well before the submission deadline to be eligible for Early Bird rates to reserve your seats for the conference

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Early bird Payment Deadline
14th February 2023

THESE EXPERTS WILL INSPIRE YOU

RESOURCE PERSON

PROF. DIANA J. FOX

PROF. DIANA J. FOX

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

Prof. Fawzia Afzal-Khan

PROF. FAWZIA AFZAL-KHAN

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Director, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program (2009-15)
Fulbright Specialist (2015-2022)
University Distinguished Scholar (2009)
Montclair State University, USA

Pyong Gap Min

Pyong Gap Min

KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Distinguished Professor of Sociology at City University of New York
Director of the Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College
USA

women plenary speaker

JANE F. MCBRIDE

PLENARY SPEAKER
Co-Founder
Friends of Thai Daughters, Inc.
Chiang Rai,
Thailand.

Dr.-Rafidah-Abd-Karim

Dr. Rafidah Abd Karim

PLENARY SPEAKER
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Malaysia

SPECIAL EVENTS

Plenary Panel on “Diverse Reflections on the Conference theme: Feminist Scholars in Transnational Dialog”

Dr. Catherine Ndinda

Research Director
Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
South Africa

Dr. Afiya Shehrbano Zia

Visiting Assistant Professor of Feminist, Gender and Sexualities Studies
Wesleyan University,
USA

Prof. Elhum Haghighat

Chair at Lehman College & The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY)
USA

Dr. Zamurrad Awan

Associate Professor
Political Science Department, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University)
Pakistan

Publication Workshop on What is Feminist Publishing? A Workshop on Women’s Studies Scholar-activist Writing

PROF. DIANA J. FOX

PROF. DIANA J. FOX

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

publication workshop

Nupur Ray

publication workshop

Goodness Thandi Ntuli

publication workshop

Lihini Ratwatte

publication workshop

Vivienne Tailor

Workshop on “Successful Strategies in Climate Crisis for Women Asylum-Seekers and Refugees”

As the owner of her immigration law practice in Rhode Island, USA, Joan has for over 25 years devoted her law practice to representing asylum-seekers, victims of crimes, domestic violence, social, political, and religious persecution. 

JOAN MATHIEU

MODERATOR
Immigration Lawyer
USA

Film Screening (José, a film by Li Cheng | Venice Film Festival Winner) & Panel Discussion

Sensitively written and beautifully performed, this passionate portrait of a young man’s journey in search of emotional fulfillment, shows the complexity of a same-sex relationship against the background of the harsh life in contemporary Guatemala. “José” by Li Cheng world premiered at Venice film festival (where “political film” is championed, alongside celebrity and entertainment); it’s the first film from Central America ever presented at Venice; it features indigenous Mayan-Guatemalan actor-activist Enrique Salanic and an all-Guatemalan cast and crew; and has featured on Sundance channel, in USA cinemas, and at 200+ film events (campuses, classrooms, conferences, art and cultural centers, and 100+ film festivals) in 70+ countries worldwide.

PROF. DIANA J. FOX

PROF. DIANA J. FOX

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

Dr. George F Roberson

PANELIST
Academic, Artist,
Social Advocate
USA

PROF. FAWZIA AFZAL-KHAN

PANELIST
Director, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program (2009-15)
Fulbright Specialist (2015-2022)
Professor, Department of English
Montclair State University, USA

Conference Venue

Bangkok, Thailand

HIGHLIGHTS

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The 8th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2022 (WCWS 2022) was held from 12th – 14th of May in Virtual Platform under the theme “Feminist Futures in Precarious Times: Decoloniality, Boarderlands, and Transformative Visions.”

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The 6th World Conference on Women’s Studies (WCWS 2020) was successfully held on 27-28 July 2020 in Virtual Platform under the theme “Overcoming Women Subordination: Socialization Law, and Structural Changes.”

Group Photograph - WCWS 2021

The 7th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2021 (WCWS 2021) was held from 20th – 22nd of May in Virtual Platform under the theme “Transnational Feminisms–Contexts, Collaborations, Contestations: Toward a Liveable Planet.”

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The 5th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2019, was held on 25th – 27th April 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand under the theme “Activism, Solidarity and Diversity: Feminist Movements Toward Global Sisterhood.”

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PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES of WCWS 2023

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Past Published Special Issues

Vol. 23, Issue 6

The 7th World Conference on Women’s Studies Special Issue: Transnational Feminisms–Contexts, Collaborations, Contestations: Toward a Liveable Planet

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Vol. 22, Issue 4
Overcoming Women’s Subordination: Socialization, Law and Structural Inequalities. The 6th World Conference on Women’s Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 29-31 May 2020

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Vol. 21, Issue 2

Articles from the 5th World Conference on Women’s Studies, Bangkok, Thailand

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Vol. 20, Issue 3

Selected papers from the Fourth, World Conference on Women’s Studies, Colombo Sri Lanka

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Vol. 19, Issue 4

More Selected Papers of the Third World Conference on Women’s Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2017

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Vol. 19, Issue 3

Selected Papers of the Third World Conference on Women’s Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2017

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Vol. 18, Issue 1

Empowering Future Generations of Women and Girls: Empowering Humanity: Select Proceedings from the Second World Conference on Women’s Studies, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Past Published Conference Proceedings

Proceedings of the World Conference on Women's Studies Vol. 2 No. 1 (2017)
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Proceedings of the World Conference on Women's Studies Vol. 3 No. 1 (2018)
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Proceedings of the World Conference on Women's Studies Vol. 3 No. 2 (2018)
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Proceedings of the World Conference on Women's Studies Vol. 4 No. 1 (2019)
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Proceedings of the World Conference on Women's Studies Vol. 5 No. 1 (2020)
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Proceedings of the World Conference on Women's Studies Vol. 6 No. 01 (2021
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ABSTRACT BOOK

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ABSTRACT BOOK

  • ISBN 978-624-5746-35-4

  • COPE Standard

  • Double-blind peer-reviewing from World-class Scientific Committee

  • Available Online

  • Papers from

    o 120+ authors*
    o 50+ countries*
    (*According to the past history)

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • ISSN 2424-6743

  • High quality double-blind peer-reviewing

  • Access via Online Journal System

  • Open Access

  • Google Scholar

  • Crossref Coverage

  • Maintaining the high quality standards

  • Submission to major indexing

SUPPORTING JOURNALS

  • FREE of Charge for Submissions
  • 04 SCOPUS indexed journals
  • Workshops with Experts
  • All major indexing
  • Personalized Guidance
  • Support with preliminary reviews
  • A dedicated special issue in JIWS

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.

Need support to publish your paper???

WCWS 2023 has amplified its Publication Opportunities partnering with TIIKM Publications to locate your research to the right destination.

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LISTEN TO WHAT OUR COMMUNITY HAVE TO SAY

We pride ourselves on building positive relationships with our researchers and hearing their testimonials about our Conference. Read below to see 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👍

OFFICIAL

Conference Partners

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

[Hosting Partner]

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

Universiti Brunei Darussalam

[Academic Partner]

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
Brunei

bridgewater state university

[Academic Partner]

Bridgewater State University, 
USA

Savitribai Phule Pune University

[Academic Partner]

Savitribai Phule Pune University,
India

[Academic Partner]

The State University of New York at New Paltz, School of Education,
USA

[Academic Partner]

Galgotias University,
India

[Academic Partner]

Fenerbahçe University,
Turkey

Izmir-Democracy-University

[Academic Partner]

Izmir Democracy University,
Turkey

women conference partner

[Academic Partner]

Federal University of Technology, Minna,
Nigeria

women conference partner

[Academic Partner]

University of Cordoba,
Spain

[Academic Partner]

SDNB Vaishnav College for Women,
India

[Academic Partner]

SUNY Oswego,
USA

[Academic Partner]

Nottingham Trent University,
UK

[Academic Partner]

Jabir Ibn Hayyan Medical University,
Iraq

globeenjoy

[Tour Partner]

Globeenjoy
Travels and Tourism

women Conference Organizer

[Organized By]

The International Institute of Knowledge Management