WOMEN’S STUDIES CONFERENCE

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) takes pride in inviting you to the 6th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2020 (WCWS 2020)  to be held from the 27th – 29th July 2020 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The theme of the WCWS 2020 is: Overcoming Women’s Subordination: Socialization, Law, and Structural Inequalities. We will bring together women from various fields, ages and walks of life in order to learn from and empower each other to make the world a better place for girls and women, while providing a number of opportunities to showcase their research, celebrate achievements, become inspired, network, and engage in both personal and professional development.

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

FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Before 13th May 2020

Submit your abstract to

abstract@womenstudies.co

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MESSAGE FROM THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE REGARDING COVID-19

GREETINGS AND ATTENTION TO ALL!

In an effort to keep you informed on the impact of the novel Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Organizing Committee of the WCWS 2020 will be posting periodic updates. As of this posting, Sri Lanka has diagnosed a total of 151 positive coronavirus cases and 04 death cases as reported by the Ministry of Public Health. The Ministry has also advised the public on COVID-19 prevention and control measures. As of now, the WCWS 2020 Organizing Committee has decided to postpone the Conference to 27th – 29th July.   Please note that this may change, given the fluidity of the situation.  Please also note that your accepted abstracts will be secured for the Conference and timely processing of information will continue as normal.

We care about your safety, and this is our priority. Please, STAY SAFE!
For more information, please contact the Conference Secretary via secretariat@womenstudies.co or the conference chair, Diana J. Fox at d1fox@bridgew.edu
– Updated on 3rd April 2020

RESOURCE PERSONS

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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:  29th July 2020
Time: 11.00p.m – 1.00p.m.

RAPID FIRE SESSION

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STORYTELLING SESSION

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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:  29th July 2020
Time: 3.30 p.m. – 4.30p.m.

KNOWLEDGE – NETWORKING – ENTERTAINMENT – AWARDS

Networking Dinner with Cultural Show (Optional)

Date: 29th July 2020
Time: 7.00p.m. onwards

Awards Ceremony

Date: 29th July 2020
Time: 4.30p.m. – 5.00p.m.

Post Conference Tour to Kandy (Optional)

Date: 30th July 2020
Time: 6.30a.m. – 6.00p.m.

PUBLICATION

Book of Abstracts

All abstracts of WCWS 2020 (Oral, Poster, Virtual) accepted through the double-blind reviewing will be published on the book of Abstracts with Internationally recognized ISBN 978-955-3605-52-8.

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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SRI LANKA

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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

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