6TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN’S STUDIES

“ Overcoming Obstacles to Women’s Subordination: Socialization, Law, and Structural Inequalities ”

 


We invite academics at all levels to send an abstract to the 6th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2020 (WCWS 2020) under the theme Overcoming Obstacles to Women’s Subordination: Socialization, Law, and Structural Inequalities. TIIKM’s WCWS offers participants an unusual forum for examining the challenging ideas presented by the conference theme.

While it is critical to identify the nature and sources of women’s subordination in various societies across the globe over time, it is also equally important to excavate those strategies that have contributed to women’s liberation, well-being, health and opportunities in multiple contexts.  As feminists, womanists, and supporters of women’s equality have asserted, both Women’s Studies scholarship and activism must be harnessed in tandem to achieve equality, improve.

Researchers have amassed a burgeoning body of knowledge about women’s conditions, both those which are unique to specific circumstances and lived experiences, as well as those that overlap across women’s differences. This knowledge has impressed upon us the significance of socialization, law, and structural inequalities, embedded in cultural norms, religious doctrine, economic structures and political process, as avenues for change.

Each can be regressive or liberatory, either constraining or opening up opportunities for girls and women to achieve their full potentials. What are the pathways forward? How can we galvanize our gains and overcome those many obstacles that still remain? How can we work together, across national, cultural, ethnic, religious and other divisions as women, with men as allies, across the gender and sexuality spectrum toward liberation and a sustainable planet?  Toward this end,

CALL FOR PAPERS

WCWC 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
  • 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 STRUGGLE
  • WOMEN, MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY
  • TRANSGENDER RIGHTS AND SEXUAL DIVERSITY
  • WOMEN’S SUCCESS STORIES
  • CYBER FEMINISMS—BLOGS, ZINES AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
  • ACTIVIST ART
  • WOMEN’S SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION
  • TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION
  • WOMEN IN POLITICS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

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

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION AND DEADLINES

The deadline for submitting your abstract is 21st January 2020. Please follow the instructions given on the abstract guidelines page, when writing and submitting your abstract. Send your abstract at abstract@womenstudies.co