Panel Discussion on “Power to Decide: Women, Decision-Making and Gender Equality”


Women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. They are more influenced over the decisions that affect their lives even when the most conservative societies, feminists and gender advocates have been able to take forward equitable policies and outcomes for women.

In these times, we need to remember how these battles are won. We need the opportunity to cross-pollinate ideas and to hear succinct, inspirational narratives to give us tools, skills, leads, peers to work with and, above all, the confidence to make things happen. Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

This discussion will look back at big victories in gender equality and examine how they were won by women. The panelists will open up about their biggest struggles against discrimination and how they overcame them through the decision – making. They will also discuss the current challenges and how progress can be made.



All conference Participants (Free entrance)


Prof. Shahana Rasool

(D.Phil Social Policy –Oxford)
Associate Prof.: HEAD of Department of Social Work
University of Johannesburg, South Africa.


On 03rd October 2019

From 11.00a.m – 12.00p.m


Gender Studies 2019_ Panelist
Dr. Siraj Bashir
University of Balochistan


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Dr. Shirin Abbas
Associate Professor
Symbiosis International (Deemed) University



Gender Studies 2019_ Panelist 01
Dr. Rita Bencivenga
TCGEL – Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership,
Trinity College,

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

On 03rd October 2019

From 4.00a.m. – 5.30p.m

Resource Person
Prof. Shahana Rasool

(D.Phil Social Policy –Oxford)
Associate Prof.: HEAD of Department of Social Work
University of Johannesburg

Share your story at Gender Studies ’19


We are all storytellers: being a storyteller is part of what makes us human, distinguishing us from other living beings. The 2nd International Conference on Gender and Sexuality strives to bring together storytellers from our attendees that help us learn about each other outsisde of the framework of a formal conference paper.

In the spirit of the ongoing work of building a global  movement in Gender sexuality , this storytelling session will take place within the Conference. All of our attendess, from women activists, men as allies, advocates, academics, leaders, journalists, independent researchers and NGOs in Women’s studies and related fields have an opportunity to share your story.

The storytelling session of the Gender Studies 2019 offers you the opportunity to share your story in the following categories and modes of presentation:


  • Success Stories—personal and project achievements, joyful accomplishments
  • Stories of Struggles–including setbacks, anger, sadness


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

How to submit your work

  • Send your original work to. on or before 24th July 2019 with your biography.
  • Your work should be submitted in English
  • After submission, please acknowledged receipt via an email within three working days.
  • Submissions must be in English or with English subtitles.
  • All stroytellers will be notified of acceptance with in two weeks.

Each storyteller will be given a 30-minute slot in the session including the discussion time.


Once you notified with the acceptance of your research work,

1. Register for the session: Online Registration

2. Pay the fee: Pay Here

3. Reserve your slot.

(The Storytelling session will be held during the conference period. The exact date and the time of the session will be announced with the final conference program one month prior to the conference These performances will be ongoing throughout the day, and attendees can join at any point.)

Special Session – Storytelling

Delegate USD 750
Student USD 600

Conference Chair’s Workshop

A workshop will be arranged by the Conference Chair to discuss the outcomes and get feedback of the Conference. Participants can share their experience of attending the conference and express their ideas on areas to be improved in future.

Moreover, the plans to be executed when organizing for Gender Studies 2020  will be discussed during the workshop providing an opportunity for participants to share their views and voice their suggestions in terms of the conference theme, conference tracks, venue, dates, keynote speakers, partners featured events and any other applicable areas.

The workshop will provide an insight to deliver the future conferences in a fruitful way with the outputs received by the Conference Chair, Keynote Speakers, Participants and Organizers.

Conducted by
Prof. Shahana Rasool

(D.Phil Social Policy –Oxford)
Associate Prof.: HEAD of Department of Social Work
University of Johannesburg

On 04th October 2019

From 4.50p.m. – 5.30p.m