STORYTELLING SESSION


Share your story at the WCWS 2021

WCWS 2021 strives to bring together storytellers from every corner of the world to participate and share their inspiring stories with an international audience. Women activists, women leaders, researchers, academicians, journalists, and all independent researchers in women’s studies and related fields have an opportunity to submit their original work. The storytelling session of the WCWS 2021 offers you the opportunity to share your story in the following categories and modes of presentation:

Themes:

Success Stories – personal and project achievements, joyful accomplishments

Stories of Struggles – including setbacks, anger, sadness

 

Genres:

    • Narratives
    • Documentary films
    • Short fiction films
    • Performance art – poetry, song, short dramas

Date: 21st May 2021
Time: 11:00 ‐ 12:30
Duration: 1.5 hrs

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK

  • Send your original work/proposal to secretariat@womenstudies.co on or before 19th January 2021 with your biography.
  • After you submit, please acknowledged receipt via an email within five working days.
  • Submissions must be in English or with English subtitles.
  • All storytellers will be notified of acceptance within two weeks.
  • Each storyteller will be given a 15-minute slot in the session including 05 mins of discussion time.

FORUM ON “TRANSNATIONAL FEMINISMS: CREATING A LIVABLE PLANET”

What does it mean to create a liveable planet and what is the role of transnational feminisms in this most necessary of all endeavors?

A liveable planet demands collaboration across disciplines, ideologies, experiences, and worldviews. It requires us to transform the processes that are creating ever-growing inequalities through inequities forged by the poisonous nexus of the following factors: late global capitalism and its corporate domination of the means of production, with GDP and global markets as the measure of economic success; multiple patriarchies; fundamentalist religious ideologies; the spread of increasingly authoritarian political systems; the resurgence of the nuclear    threat; exponential population growth and the destruction of natural habitats, pollution, extractive technologies, toxic wastes and of course the existential threat of climate crisis.  How can transnational feminisms intervene in these processes, transforming them into sustainable, equitable, holistic, nurturing societies that value the creative and loving aspects of human cultural diversity, that measure “progress” and “complexity” not exclusively by technological advancement or by persistent neocolonial and neoliberal lenses, but which instead honor and protect endangered cultures, Indigenous peoples, and of course, the biosphere we all depend upon?

Let us discuss more at the WCWS 2021!

PANELISTS


 

Date: 20th May 2021
Time: 16:00 ‐ 17:30
Duration: 1.5hrs
Audience: All-Conference Participants

MODERATOR

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

DR. SULOCHANA SEGERA

Founder/Chairperson,
Women in Management,
Sri Lanka.

RAPID FIRE SESSION


 

Rapid presentations are to be short, sharp, and designed to share work, ideas, problems, or the research to colleagues in a way that is relaxed, engaging, succinct, and meaningful. There will be no presentation slides or presentation lecterns with microphones. Participants will join a themed round table with a group of colleagues working in a similar area. Each participant will get 03 minutes to present to their colleagues. The session provides the opportunity to share, discuss, problem-solve, and network around the table.

 


Date: 21st May 2021
Time: 09:45 ‐ 10:45
Audience: All-Conference Participants

WORKSHOP ON WOMEN’S RIGHTS


 

At the WCWS 2021, an array of interactive workshops will be conducted by the resource persons. Women in worldwide particularly in the countries across the Asian Pacific are at risk of serious violations of their human rights, such as gender-based violence and harassment. Many of them experience poverty, discrimination and unequal access to health services and the education and justice systems. This workshop will provide opportunity for the participants to discuss and exchange their experiences in promoting gender equality and women’s rights at both the national and international levels.

Prof. Kamala Liyange from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka will be conducting the workshop to educate the participants on the women’s rights. She has longstanding interests in women’s issues and directed more than 25 groundbreaking researches on many aspects of gender issues. Moreover, she has presented her research findings at international conferences held in more than 35 countries. Her research specialization includes all aspects of gender issues in addition to ethnic studies, good governance, human rights and democracy.


Audience: All-Conference Participants

Date: 21st May 2021
Time: 17:00 ‐ 18:00

RESOURCE PERSON

kamala liyanage

PROF. KAMALA LIYANGE

Emeritus Professor,
University of Peradeniya,
Sri Lanka.

PUBLICATION WORKSHOPS


WORKSHOP ON SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS


Dissemination of research findings is an essential part of the scientific research process.  Hence, it is of utmost importance for a researcher who is writing a full paper with the aim of publishing in a reputable journal or in a reputable proceeding.  Furthermore, getting a paper published in a reputable peer-reviewed journal or proceeding is an important milestone for researchers.
Through the publication workshop, we intend to disseminate knowledge on writing scientific papers and scholarly publications to assist future researchers.  All conference participants are welcome to participate in this workshop.


Audience: All-Conference Participants

Date: 21th May 2021
Time: 16:00 ‐ 17:00

RESOURCE PERSON

diana j fox phd

DIANA J. FOX, PHD

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

RESOURCE PERSON

isanka p gamage

MR. ISANKA P. GAMAGE 

Managing Director and Co-Founder of TIIKM,
Sri Lanka.

SESSION ON TIIKM PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES


JOIN WCWS 2021 AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS VALUABLE OPPORTUNITY.

The session on TIIKM Publications will be facilitated by the Conference Convener Mr.  Isanka P.  Gamage (Managing Director and Co-Founder of TIIKM). The aim of the workshops is to support research students and researchers in getting their papers published in one of the KnowEX reputed journals. “KnowEx Online” by TIIKM is a trusted solution for Open Access Publishing. At the end of the workshop, all participants will be expected to have submitted an article for publication in their area of research.


Audience: All-Conference Participants

Date: 22nd May 2021
Time: 15:30 ‐ 16:00