The 4th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2018

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) welcomes you to the 4th World Conference on Women’s Studies (WCWS 2018) to be held on the 03rd – 05th May, 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Conference will witness the participation of the Academicians, Universities, Professionals and Industry Experts gathering on a single platform to discuss about Women and their rights in global context.


As Women’s Studies scholars, teachers, and activists, it is our mission to resist backward movements and chart pathways forward. This year’s conference theme addresses the future of Women’s Studies, by highlighting the importance of bridging gaps between academia and practice, translating theory into meaningful and sustainable change, and exploring new understandings of persisting grievances, such as violence against women. Moreover, as we consider how to chart pathways forward, we are challenged to consider the ethics of conducting research on women and gender-diverse subjects, sharing other women’s stories, and reflecting on our own positionality throughout this process.



  • Gender and sexual diversity
  • Women’s Studies Curricula
  • Challenges in pursuing Women’s Studies scholarship
  • Feminist research methodologies in relation to activism
  • The role of positionality in research and activism
  • Women and educational—access and transformation
  • Women, farming, and climate change
  • Women, sanitation, and access to water
  • Women and poverty
  • Women and access to family planning
  • Women and institutional representation
  • Women’s Studies and the interrogation of masculinity
  • Lessons from History
  • Women in literature and the arts
  • Telling women’s stories
  • The nature of sisterhood
  • Mixing and matching of ideas and ideologies


Networking Platform

World renowned



opportunities with high ranked journals




Diana J. Fox, PhD

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



Dr. Jinky Leilanie Lu

Research Professor
National Institutes of Health
University of the Philippines Manila

Hosting Partner


Academic Partners


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Mr. Sophie Stévance

Université Laval

Prof. Patricia Mohammed

School for Graduate Studies and Research at the University of the West Indies,
Trinidad,West Indies

Ms. Namrata Choudhury

Jawaharlal Nehru University

A final note on the success of WCWS 2017

NCCR as the academic partner

Bishnu Raj Upreti,
Academic Partner

As one of the members of the academic partners (A research organisation called Kathmandu based Nepal Centre for Contemporary Research) of the 4 th World Conference, I had change to intimately engage in the evaluation of abstracts/papers, chairing of sessions and commenting/evaluating the presentations. Participation of researchers, academics, policy makers and practitioners around the world made this conference not only unique but also provided opportunities theoretical, conceptual, and methodological and policy debate; space for cross learning, sharing and establishing networks for further cooperation. I am immensely impressed with the excellent management of venue, arrangement of contents, logistics and overall administration of the conference. This conference is globally unique and especial to people working on women and gender studies. NCCR is very happy to be one of the academic partners of this great event.


We provide you the opportunity to publish your paper with well-known publishers

Papers presented (oral presentations, virtual presentations and poster presentations) in the 4th World conference on Women’s Studies 2018 being considered for possible publications in following journals. Best selected full papers will be published for free of charge.

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All accepted abstracts for the 4th International Conference on Women’s Studies 2018 will be published in the conference abstract book with ISBN 978-955-4903-98-2. All full papers will be accepted through a double blind reviewed process and will be published electronically with ISSN in proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship

ISSN: 1756-6266
Editor in Chief: Professor Colette Henry, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland

Journal Link : Click here

Journal of International Women’s Studies (Special issue)


ISSN: 1539-8706
Executive Editors: Prof: Diana Fox & Prof: Cami Sanderson

Journal Link : Click here


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