The 6th World Conference on Women’s Studies (WCWS 2020) was successfully held on 27-28 July 2020 with the collaboration of Asian-african Association for Women, Gender and Sexuality (AAAWGS), Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan, Bridgewater State University, USA, Center for Multidisciplinary Research, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepure, Sri Lanka as hosting partners, Nepal Center for Contemporary Research (NCCR), Nepal, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei, The Research Centre of Communication for Development Knowledge Management, Thailand, NOIDA International University, India as academic partners to the Conference. The Conference also had strategic partners Women’s International Foundation (WFO), Sri Lanka and Room to Read as well as media coverage. WCWS 2020 online conference welcomed more than 65+participants from more than 20 countries for an online gathering of grand success. The Conference chaired by Prof. Diana Fox, Professor and Chairperson, Department of Anthropology, Journal of International Women’s Studies, Bridgewater State University, USA under the theme “Overcoming Women Subordination: Socialization Law, and Structural Changes”.
The conference discussed the current global health crisis making a clear spotlight on societies’ many structural inequalities rooted in socio-cultural, political, legal and economic systems, which create inhumane conditions of violence, food, water and hygiene insecurity, and ecological destruction impacting the most vulnerable. Feminist, gendered policy responses and the problems were addressed during the two-day online conference by recognized key persons in the field. By sharing research work offered the opportunity not only to be part of a global Women’s Studies community, but also advanced conference participants careers during a period when so much is on hold. Moreover, TIIKM ensured all conference participants received the full benefits of the Conference through the advanced online platform.