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Theme: Change-makers: Women’s Studies Scholar-Activism Across the Disciplines

WCWS 2024 marks the 10th edition of the successful WCWS conference series organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management. The annual WCWS conferences were initiated in 2015 with WCWS 2015 taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Subsequent conferences, including WCWS 2016, WCWS 2017, and WCWS 2018, were also held in Colombo. WCWS 2019 took place in Bangkok, Thailand, while WCWS 2020, WCWS 2021, and WCWS 2022 were conducted online. The 9th conference returned to Bangkok, Thailand. Throughout its history, WCWS has consistently upheld high standards and made a positive impact in academia and the global women’s community, garnering recognition for its exceptional quality.

Objectives of WCWS 2023

Build an Updated and Futuristic International Community

One of the main objectives of the WCWS 2024 is to continuously improve the standards of the international community of researchers, scholars, and activists by exposing them to the latest trends, developments, and challenges in the field while addressing the theme “Change-makers: Women’s Studies Scholar-Activism  Across the Disciplines.”

Step into WCWS 2024, where the conference centers on the theme of “Change-makers: Women’s Studies Scholar-Activism Across Academic Disciplines.” This year, we celebrate the remarkable impact of women’s studies scholars who have embraced the role of activist thinkers. Through their diverse perspectives and interdisciplinary approaches, these change-makers have created waves of transformation across various fields. Our conference is a platform for engaging discussions, empowering presentations, and inspiring dialogues that highlight the contributions of women’s studies scholars as activist visionaries. Together, we will explore the ways in which they have challenged norms, dismantled barriers, and fostered inclusivity. Join us as we delve into the exciting realm of women’s studies scholar-activism, forging connections across disciplines and generating momentum for lasting change. Together, we can be part of the movement that paves the way for a more equitable and progressive future for all.

Develop Careers and Increase Opportunities

The WCWS 2024 is meticulously crafted to enhance participants’ career development and amplify future opportunities. Esteemed professionals in women and gender studies will lead the conference’s distinct components. Attendees can expect a dynamic blend of networking, insightful keynote speeches, engaging discussions, industry-academia exchanges, plenary sessions, and workshops, alongside top-tier publication prospects. Additionally, the Conference Committee has taken the initiative to offer a dedicated scholarship program for African-Asian researchers, providing over 30 partial scholarships to support their participation.

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 the Academic Governing Body of TIIKM conferences. The WCWS 2024 is under the guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Conference general standards created to maximize Industry –academia – Policymakers’ collaborations. The conference consists of several special issues and High quality supported journals while Conference proceedings are published in Open Journal System (OJS) with Indexing and DOI.





Platform with Highest Networking Opportunities

The 10th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2024 has a wide range of networking opportunities to maximize participants’ international network. Conference networking dinners (optional), Academic partner’s discussions, panel discussions, Lunches and refreshments, Post-conference tours will be great opportunities for participants to get life-changing experiences. Moreover, the conference venue, Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful countries with amazing places to visit, delicious food and great history.


Conference Theme and Tracks

You are invited to submit your abstract to the 10th World Conference on Women’s Studies (WCWS 2024) under the theme “Change-makers: Women’s Studies Scholar-Activism  Across the Disciplines.”

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
  • 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

Send your Abstract

You are invited to send your abstract on or before 19th March 2024 Limited Slots Available according to given the abstract guidelines. Different registration packages for the conference provide you so many benefits including food, a conference pack, an abstract book, eligibility to attend the technical sessions, career development workshops, publication opportunities etc. You can select different presentation modes according to your preference. Presentation awards are one of the key elements of the conference. The presenters of the conference will be evaluated by a special committee of academic experts during the conference and the best presenters will be awarded at the awards ceremony.