WOMEN’S STUDIES CONFERENCE

The Organizing Committee of the 6th World Conference on Women’s Studies (WCWS 2020) has decided to convert the Conference to the Virtual mode as with the prevailing situation, a Place-based Conference is highly threatening to the health safety of our participants and with the intent of delivering the promise of the Conference happening as scheduled. We are excited to welcome you to the online virtual conference on Women’s Studies 2020 (WCWS 2020) to be held on the 27th-28th July, 2020. The current global health crisis is shining a clear spotlight on societies’ many structural inequalities rooted in socio-cultural, political, legal and economic systems, that create inhumane conditions of violence, food, water and hygiene insecurity, and ecological destruction in our world impacting the most vulnerable. Feminist, gendered policy responses are critical, and the problems addressed by Women’s Studies, only more urgent. We know that sharing your work offers you the opportunity not only to be part of a global Women’s Studies community, but also to advance your careers during a period when so much is on hold. We therefore invite you to participate in the two-day online conference, and look forward to your contribution. Moreover, TIIKM will ensure you receive the full benefits of the Conference through our advanced online platform.
– Prof. Diana Fox and the WCWS 2020 Committee –

CALL FOR PAPERS

WCWS 2020 WELCOMES PAPERS WITH THE FOLLOWING TOPICS BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • GENDER EQUALITY AND EDUCATIONAL SYSTEMS
  • TOXIC MASCULINITY
  • RESOCIALIZATION OF MEN
  • SOCIALIZATION OF BOYS
  • LEGAL REMEDIES
  • IMPLEMENTING LAW

SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT

Limited Slots Available

Submit your abstract to

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WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN THE WCWS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE?

  • Eligible to participate in both days of the Conference. You are able listen to all the other speakers, raise questions, discuss and many more.
  • Eligible to listen the Keynote and Plenary Speeches. Entitled to participate in Panel Discussions. Also, participate in all the interactive workshops of the Conference.
  • Ability to present and share your research work via the online platform with advanced presentations options and many more.
  • The Q&A session at the end of your presentation will provide you with a collaborative opportunity to interact and receive inputs from other participants.
  • Enables quality time with the peer colleagues and build your networks
  • The presentation will be evaluated by a Panel of Experts and will provide constructive feedback on your research and presentation.
  • An Opportunity to become a session chair of the Conference
  • The Conference Materials including the Participation Certificate, Book of Abstracts and Conference Schedule will be sent via mail in the form of an E-Version.
  • Opportunity to share your E-Certificate among your networks
  • Eligible for Full Paper Publication Opportunities in the Conference Proceedings or the Journals including of Special Issue.
  • An Opportunity for the best presenter to entitle for a Complementary Registration of the Asian African Association for Women, Gender and Sexuality (AAAWGS).
  • An Opportunity for the session’s best presenters to entitle for a discounted rate of the Asian African Association for Women, Gender and Sexuality (AAAWGS).

RESOURCE PERSONS

Diana-J.-Fox,-PhD

Diana J. Fox, PhD

Conference Chair


Professor and Chairperson,
Department of Anthropology,
Journal of International Women’s Studies,
Bridgewater State University,
USA.

Bishnu-Maya-Pariyar

Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar

Keynote Speaker


Social Entrepreneur
Award-Winning Scholar
Nepal

Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala

Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala

Keynote Speaker


First Sri Lankan to Summit Mount Everest
Gender Specialist & Feminist Activist
Sri Lanka

Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi

Dr. Nausheen Pasha-zaidi

Workshop Moderator


Psychology Professor
Houston Community College
Adjunct Lecturer of Psychology
University of Houston Downtown, USA

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Pushpa Ramyani Zoysa,

Special Invitee


National Coordinator
Training (Accident Service)
National Hospital of Sri Lanka

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

WOMEN’S FORUM 2020

“When Women Advance, So Does Society: Returns on Investments for Sri Lanka”

This panel discussion will focus on Women’s Empowerment and Returns on Investments (ROI). The impact of women’s advancements in society through empowerment strategies, represents both immediate and long-term investments with transformative impacts, for economic and social sustainability—and beyond.  While many workplace organizations see recruiting women merely as costs due to maternity leave, high transportation expenses, and childcare issues, they fail to calculate the contributions women make toward productivity, overall cost savings, accountability, and workplace well-being through women’s insights, labor, and collaborative and cooperative leadership styles.  Similarly, Sri Lankan dominant societal perceptions of women, confining women’s roles to motherhood and unskilled labor overlooks women’s value and the realities of women’s contributions.

This panel discussion, featuring successful, professional Sri Lankan women leaders and activists, will explore how women’s empowerment constitutes a Return on Investment—both in the present and in the long term for Sri Lankan society. Our goal is to facilitate discussion, debate, and concrete solutions to empower Sri Lankan Women.

MODERATOR

Dr. Sulochana Segera, Founder/Chairperson, Women in Management

Dr. Sulochana Segera

Founder/Chairperson
Women in Management
Sri Lanka


Date : 28th July 2020
Time: 4.30p.m – 6.30p.m

PANELISTS


Ms. Roshanie Jayasunedera

Executive Vice President of John Keells Holdings PLC
Chief Marketing Officer of Property Group, Sri Lanka


Ms. Shehara Jayawardena

Group Joint Managing Director
McLarens Group, Sri Lanka


Mr. Ajith Rohana

DIG – Legal Affairs
Attorney at Law
Sri Lanka Law College
Notary Public and Commissioner for Oaths, Sri Lanka


Mr. Preethi Jayawardena

Deputy Chairman
Commercial Bank
Sri Lanka

CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Workshop on “Writing Women’s Stories”

Resource Person 

Donna Johnson
Former Lecturer
Carleton University
Canada

Date:  27th July 2020
Time: 4.00p.m – 6.00p.m.

Publication Workshop

Resource person
Prof. Diana J. Fox
Bridgewater State University,
USA

Date:  27th July 2020
Time: 12.30 p.m. – 3.30p.m

Workshop on

“Implicit Islamophobia and Unconscious Bias: Breaking Chains, Building Bridges”

Resource Person
Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi

Psychology Professor
Houston Community College
USA

Date:  28th July 2020
Time: 11.00p.m – 1.00p.m.

RAPID FIRE SESSION

Send your abstract to Rapid Fire Session at WCWS 2020 and be a Rapid Fire Speaker. Present your research with in 5 minutes and get the audience interest.

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STORYTELLING SESSION

Share your story at WCWS 2020.

Your story can encourage and inspire other women.

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Date : 27th July 2020
Time: 11.00p.m. –  12.30p.m.

STORY TELLER

Yamuna GHALE

Agriculturist, Nepal
Title: The Representation of Women in State Structures: Success Stories from Nepal

CHAIR’S WORKSHOP

“Stepping into 2021:The Next Chapter of WCWS”

Resource person
Prof. Diana J. Fox
Bridgewater State University,
USA

Date:  28th July 2020
Time: 3.30 p.m. – 4.30p.m.

PUBLICATION

Book of Abstracts

The Book of Abstracts will be made available to you as an electronic copy in PDF format.

Conference Proceedings

WCWS 2020 Participants preferring conference proceedings will be able to publish full papers following double-blind peer-reviewing process with electronic ISSN 2424-6743 in the conference proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

Publication Benefits

  • High Ranked Supporting Journals
  • Dedicated Special Issues
  • Quality Reviews for Proceedings
  • Open Access for Proceedings with OJS
  • Expert guidance with workshops
  • Personalized Guidance

Supporting Journals

Indexed supporting journals of WCWS 2020 published by renowned publishers will provide with the opportunity to publish full papers following the peer review process. Authors are encouraged to read scope and choose the best fitting journal.

Journal of International Women’s Studies Special-Issue

Journal of International Women's Studies Special-Issue

 

 

 

ISSN 1539-8706
Editors in Chief Prof. Diana Fox & Prof. Cami Sanderson
Publisher Carley Taylor, Bridgewater State University, USA

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Feminism & Psychology

Feminism & Psychology

 

ISSN 1461-7161
Editor in Chief Catriona Macleod
Publisher SAGE Publishing

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QUALITY OF WCWS IS ASSURED BY TIIKM

  • Quality Assured by the Academic Governing Body of TIIKM
  • Well Reputed Partner Affiliations
  • Best Academics, Practitioners and Policymakers representing Women Studies
  • Quality standards based on the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • Best Publication Opportunities
  • Best Conference Experience with Professional Organizing Committee
  • Quality Reviewing Process
  • Ensuring the Career Growth
  • Proven History
  • Awards for the Best Researchers

OUR PARTNERS

CO – HOSTING PARTNER

Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan

 

Tokyo Gakugei University,
Japan

CO – HOSTING PARTNER

Bridgewater State University

 

Bridgewater State University,
USA

CO – HOSTING PARTNER

Center for Multidisciplinary Research Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepure Sri Lanka

Center for Multidisciplinary Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepure,
Sri Lanka
ACADEMIC PARTNER

Nepal Center for Contemporary Research

 

Nepal Center for Contemporary Research (NCCR),
Nepal

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
Brunei

ACADEMIC PARTNER

Women's International Foundation (WFO), Sri Lanka

 

The Research Centre of Communication for Development Knowledge Management,
Thailand

ACADEMIC PARTNER

NOIDA International University, India

NOIDA International University,
India

STRATEGIC PARTNER

 

Women's International Foundation (WFO), Sri Lanka

 

Women’s International Foundation (WFO), Sri Lanka

STRATEGIC PARTNER

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Room to Read

MEDIA PARTNER

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Lanka Woman,
Sri Lanka

MEDIA PARTNER

Daily Mirror

Daily Mirror,
Sri Lanka

MEDIA PARTNER

Sirikatha

Sirikatha,
Sri Lanka

MEDIA PARTNER

Sunday Times

Sunday Times,
Sri Lanka

MEDIA PARTNER

Daily Lankadeepa

Daily-Lankadeepa,
Sri Lanka

MEDIA PARTNER

GIBF

GIBF,
India

MEDIA PARTNER

Daily FT

Daily FT,
Sri Lanka

ORGANIZED BY

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The International Institute of Knowledge Management

EVENT PARTNER

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BlueArc events

TOUR & ACCOMMODATION PARTNER

 

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