Call for papers

THE 9th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2023

WCWS 2023 is the 9th edition in a successful series of Women’s Studies conferences organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management. This annual conference series initiated in Sri Lanka in 2015. Following the launch, four conferences were held in Colombo, Sri Lanka and one conference was held in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2019. WCWS 2021 and WCWS 2022 were concluded successfully on the virtual platform. The standards, impacts, and quality of the WCWS have been widely recognized by the global Women and Gender community.

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

Purpose of the WCWS

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.

Objectives of WCWS 2023

Build Updated and Futuristic International Community

One of the main objectives of WCWS 2023 is to continuously improve the standards of the international community of researchers, scholars, and academics by exposing them to the latest trends, developments, and challenges in the Women’s Studies field while addressing the theme “More Women at All the Tables: Dismantling Patriarchy, Building Equity”.

High Quality Conference Standards and Publication Standards

The conference is specially designed by the TIIKM Research and Development team together with a committee of experts and International Universities and networks with the guidance of Academic Governing Body of TIIKM conferences. WCWS 2023 is under the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Conference general standards created maximize Industry –academia – Policymakers collaborations. Conference consists with several special issues and High quality supported journals while Conference proceedings published in Open Journal System (OJS) with Indexing and DOI.

Platform with Highest Networking Opportunities

The 9th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2023 has wide range of networking opportunities to maximize participant’s international network. Conference networking dinner together with cultural show, Academic partner’s discussions, panel Discussions, Lunches and refreshments, Post conference tour will be great opportunity to participants to get life changing experiences. Moreover, the conference venue is one of the beautiful cities in the world.

Develop Careers and Increase Opportunities

WCWS 2023 Designed to Develop Careers of the Participants and increase opportunities for their future. The renowned resource persons in the women’s studies field will conduct special features of the conference. The conference will also provide a unique convergence of networking, learning, and inspiring keynote speeches, Discussions, plenary speeches, and workshops along with the highest grade of publication opportunities.

WCWS 2023 welcomes papers with the following topics but not limited to:

  • Queer Optics and Feminism
  • Land Rights
  • Reproductive Politics
  • Women’s Leadership
  • Masculinities Reimagined
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Redistributing Caregiving
  • Precarities and Vulnerabilities
  • Protests and Uprisings
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Dalit Lives Matter
  • Climate Refugees
  • Gender Equality and Educational Systems
  • Toxic Masculinity
  • Resocialization of Men
  • Socialization of Boys
  • Legal Remedies
  • Implementing Law
  • Law and Accountability
  • Inheritance Rights
  • Gender and Sexual Diversity
  • Women’s Human Rights
  • Women, Climate Change and Inequality
  • Women Empowerment and Social Change
  • Challenging Male Dominance
  • Consciousness-raising
  • Men as Allies in the Struggle
  • Women, Media and Technology
  • Transgender Rights and Sexual Diversity
  • Women’s Success Stories
  • Cyber Feminisms—Blogs, Zines, and Reproductive Rights
  • Activist Art
  • Feminism and Decolonial Praxis
  • Women’s Spirituality and Religion
  • Trafficking and Prostitution
  • Women in Politics and Public Administration
  • Women and Religion
  • Women and Islamic Sharia
  • Motherhood and Work-Life Balance
  • Equity and Equality
  • Laws and Policies
  • Gendered and Sexual Diversities
  • Gendering the Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Gender and Intersectionality
  • Feminist Pedagogy and Writing
  • Gender and Migration
  • Climate Crisis and Environmental Activism
  • Women’s Vulnerabilities
  • Popular and Folk Cultures
  • Feminism and Nationalism
  • Inheritance Rights
  • Public Health
  • Navigating Careers and Motherhood
  • Equal Marriage
  • Climate Crisis Resilience
  • Food Sovereignty
  • Peace and Security
  • Economic and Social Stresses
  • Navigating Public Spaces
  • Economic Equity
  • Digital Gender Divide
  • Cyber Crimes

Abstract Submission and Deadlines

Please follow the abstract guidelines and submit your abstract before 11th January 2023. After the submission, you will be acknowledged of the receipt of the abstract via an email within three working days.

Registration Benefits

The conference provides you with various Registration Packages with many benefits included in your presentation category (Virtual/ Physical) for the conference. Please refer to the Important Dates to know the registration and payment deadlines.

Platform for Creating Bonds, Building Partnerships, Sharing Stories

The conference creates a unique blend of intimacy and professionalism, creating the kinds of spaces for the rigorous and supportive interactions envisioned by Women’s Studies scholars.   Women’s Studies has sought to disrupt the often overly competitive, dehumanizing masculinist model of academia; here at the WCWS we consciously seek to actualize an alternative space and platform for creating bonds, building partnerships, sharing our stories and our work, and realizing the truth that the personal is political.  WCWS 2023 will feature some new platforms and workshops.

Toward this end, we seek contributions from all persons working to create a freer world, to break shackles, to challenge the hurtful and harmful destruction of misogyny, sexism, homo- and transphobia as well as violence to the natural world on which all life depends.