6TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN’S STUDIES (WCWS 2020)

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.

KEYNOTE FORUM

WCWS 2020 keynote forum was represented by inspirational as well as iconic speakers in the women’s studies field. It was first represented by Ms. Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala, First Sri Lankan to Summit Mount Everest, Gender Specialist & Feminist Activist, Sri Lanka, titled “The Personal is Political: A Feminist Perspective on Climbing Everest” and secondly by Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar. Social Entrepreneur, Award-Winning Scholar, Nepal, titled “Empowering Dalit and Marginalized Women through Social Change”. The online Keynote forum was a very interactive session with a keynote discussion with the participants.

Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala

Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala

Keynote Speaker


First Sri Lankan to Summit Mount Everest
Gender Specialist & Feminist Activist
Sri Lanka

Bishnu-Maya-Pariyar

Dr. Bishnu Maya Pariyar

Keynote Speaker


Social Entrepreneur
Award-Winning Scholar
Nepal

TECHNICAL SESSIONS OF WCWS 2020

WCWS 2020 comprised of eighteen (18) technical sessions. These online technical sessions were under the below themes.

  • Economic and Financial Conditions of Women
  • Caste Hierarchy and Transformation
  • Consciousness Raising
  • Legal Remedies, Implementing Law
  • Challenging Male Dominance and Toxic Masculinity
  • Sexual Violence, Trafficking and Prostitution
  • Gender Equality and Educational Systems
  • Women’s Human Rights and Legal Remedies
  • Women in Politics and Public Administration
  • Women, Media and Technology, Women Empowerment and Social Change
  • Women’s Health, Climate Change and Inequality
  • Religion, Spirituality and Beliefs
  • Inheritance Rights

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS 2020

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SPECIAL FEATURES

WOMEN’S FORUM 2020

“When Women Advance, So Does Society: Returns on Investments for Sri Lanka”

WCWS 2020 consisted of a panel discussion to focus on Women’s Empowerment and Returns on Investments (ROI). The panel was moderated by Dr. Sulochana Segera, Founder/Chairperson, Women in Management, Sri Lanka. The panel discussion, featured successful, professional Sri Lankan women leaders and activists, explored how women’s empowerment constitutes a Return on Investment both in the present and in the long term for Sri Lankan society. The goal was to facilitate discussion, debate, and concrete solutions to empower Sri Lankan Women. The panelists included:

MODERATOR

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

Dr. Sulochana Segera

Founder/Chairperson
Women in Management
Sri Lanka

PANELISTS


Ms. Roshanie Jayasunedera

Executive Vice President of John Keells Holdings PLC
Chief Marketing Officer of Property Group, Sri Lanka


Ms. Shehara Jayawardena

Group Joint Managing Director
McLarens Group, Sri Lanka


Mr. Preethi Jayawardena

Deputy Chairman
Commercial Bank
Sri Lanka

STORYTELLING SESSION

The storytelling session of WCWS 2020 was represented by Prof. Yamuna Ghale (Natural Resource Management, Food Security / Agriculture, Gender Expert, Nepal) under the topic “The Representation of Women in State Structures: Success Stories from Nepal”.

Resource Person

Prof Yamuna Ghale
Prof. Yamuna Ghale

Natural Resource Management, Food Security / Agriculture, Gender Expert,
Nepal

WORKSHOP ON “IMPLICIT ISLAMOPHOBIA AND UNCONSCIOUS BIAS: BREAKING CHAINS, BUILDING BRIDGES”

This online workshop was conducted by Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi, Psychology Professor, Houston Community College, USA on the second day of WCWS 2020 Conference. The workshop provided great insights to all participants while engaging in a variety of exercises to uncover their own biases. The discussion also provided opportunities along with strategies to overcome implicit Islamophobia and unconscious bias.

Resource Person

dr. nausheen pasha-zaidi
Dr. Nausheen Pasha-Zaidi

Psychology Professor
Houston Community College
USA

PUBLICATION WORKSHOP

Through the publication workshop, it was intended to disseminate knowledge on writing scientific papers and scholarly publications to assist future researchers. This interactive online workshop was moderated by the Conference Chair Prof. Diana J. Fox, Bridgewater State University, USA. The Perspective of the publication workshop was to assist researchers who write full papers with the aim of publishing in a reputable journal or in a reputable proceeding. Through this publication workshop, the facilitator was able to disseminate knowledge on writing scientific papers and scholarly publications for future researchers. All conference participants were delighted and graced by this opportunity.

Resource Person

diana j fox phd
Prof. Diana J. Fox

Bridgewater State University
USA

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS OF WCWS 2020

  • Christine Gibson, Flinders University, Australia
  • Madhavi Venkatesan, Northeastern University, USA
  • Shafi Humaira, Mufti Law Associates Pakistan, Pakistan
  • Jabbar Al-Obaidi, Bridgewater State University, USA
  • Abhishek Mishra, Institute of Management Studies, India
  • Deborah Nemko, Bridgewater State University, USA
  • Shivani Singh, Banaras Hindu University, India
  • Bonita Hampton, SUNY Oswego, USA
  • Aradhana Vaidya, SGB Amravati University, India
  • Prof. Dr. Eren Evin Kılıçkaya Boğ, Kütahya Dumlupınar University, Turkey
  • Grace Wamue-Ngare, Kenyatta University, Kenya
  • Dr Hannah Ho, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  • Ramzan Shahid, University of Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Dr Siti Mazidah Mohamad, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  • Rachana Pandey, Vasanta College for Women, India
  • P. Acharya, Nepal Centre of Contemporary Research (NCCR), Nepal
  • Antonia Navarro Tejero, University of Cordoba, Spain
  • Dr Nazlida Muhamad, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  • Sumi Daa-dhora, Assam University Diphu Campus, India
  • Jibran Hussain, University Utara Malaysia , Malaysia
  • P. Pretheeba, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • Rosila Bee Mohd Hussain, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Iyad Eid, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Shewli Kumar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
  • Nurazzura Bt Mohamad Diah, International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Rahat Zubair Malik, Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan
  • Asbah Binti Razali, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Namita Singh Malik, Galgotias University, India
  • Welyne Jeffrey Jehom, University of Malaya, Malaysia
  • Dr Hjh Sharifah Nurulhuda Alkaff, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  • Prof. Zineb El Andaloussi, National School of Commerce and Management of Tangier, Morocco
  • Seema Singh, University of Delhi, India
  • Khairunnisa Ibrahim, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  • Dr Bharti Chhibber, University of Delhi, India
  • Dr Geeta Kubsad, Pravin Gandhi College of Law, India
  • Shyamkiran Kaur, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Instittute of Technology, India
  • Sandya Hewamanne , University of Essex, United Kindom
  • Prof. Priya Grover, Symbiosis International (Deemed University), India
  • Atika Lohani, University of Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Jayum Jawan, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Prof. Meredian Alam, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  • Prof. Smita Gupta, Delhi Metropolitan Education, India
  • Mohamed Mohideen Nayeem, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia

PUBLICATION IN PROGRESS

WCWS 2020 Participants preferring conference proceedings will be able to publish full papers following double-blind peer-reviewing process with electronic ISSN 2424-6743 in the conference proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

Journal of International Women’s Studies Special-Issue

Journal of International Women's Studies Special-Issue

 

 

 

ISSN 1539-8706
Editors in Chief Prof. Diana Fox & Prof. Cami Sanderson
Publisher Carley Taylor, Bridgewater State University, USA

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Indexed in EBSCO, Elsevier Bibliographic Databases, ProQuest, DOAJ and many more.

Feminism & Psychology

Feminism & Psychology

 

ISSN 1461-7161
Editor in Chief Catriona Macleod
Publisher SAGE Publishing

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OUR PARTNERS

CO – HOSTING PARTNER

aaawgs

Asian-african Association for Women, Gender and Sexuality
(AAAWGS)

CO – HOSTING PARTNER

Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan

 

Tokyo Gakugei University,
Japan

CO – HOSTING PARTNER

Bridgewater State University

 

Bridgewater State University,
USA

CO – HOSTING PARTNER

Center for Multidisciplinary Research Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Sri Jayewardenepure Sri Lanka

Center for Multidisciplinary Research
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Sri Jayewardenepure,
Sri Lanka
ACADEMIC PARTNER

Nepal Center for Contemporary Research

 

Nepal Center for Contemporary Research (NCCR),
Nepal

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Universiti Brunei Darussalam,
Brunei

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Women's International Foundation (WFO), Sri Lanka

 

The Research Centre of Communication for Development Knowledge Management,
Thailand

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NOIDA International University, India

NOIDA International University,
India

STRATEGIC PARTNER

 

Women's International Foundation (WFO), Sri Lanka

 

Women’s International Foundation (WFO), Sri Lanka

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Room to Read

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Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

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India

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Daily FT

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Sri Lanka

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