gender and sexuality 2020

THE SUCCESS STORY OF THE 3RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON GENDER AND SEXUALITY 2020

The 3rd International Conference on Gender and Sexuality was held on the 15th – 16th October on a virtual platform under the theme “Is a Human Rights Framework Enough to Promote Transformative Gender and Sexuality?” The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Asian-African Association for Women, Gender and Sexuality, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Nairobi, Kenya, and University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa as the partners for this year’s conference.

The conference provided an opportunity for delegates to share their valuable knowledge and experience of women studies from various perspectives.  Moreover, the conference welcomed 35+ participants from 15 countries around the world.

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS 2020

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INAUGURATION CEREMONY

The opening remarks of Gender Studies 2020 were made by the Conference Chair Prof. Shahana Rasool, Department of Social Work, University of Johannesburg, South Africa together with Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management).

prof. shahana rasool

Prof. Shahana Rasool


[ Conference Chair ]

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

isanka p gamage

MR. ISANKA P. GAMAGE


[ Conference Convener ]

(Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management)

KEYNOTE FORUM AND PLENARY SPEECH

The Keynote forum was represented by Dr. Pauline E. Bullen from University of Guyana, Guyana under the title “The Way Forward: Transformative Feminisms and Human Rights” and Madu Dissanayake, Assistant Representative UNFPA, Sri Lanka under the title “In the 21st Century, What Should be the Social Expectation of Men & Women, Where Do We Draw The Line or Should We Draw A Line At All?, Special Focus to Sexuality and Gender Across the Life Cycle “. Eman Borg, President – LGBTI+ Gozo, Malta was the plenary speaker of the conference and he delivered his talk under the title “Activism and the Role That Activism Plays to Translate Laws into Grassroots Actions”.

dr. pauline e. bullen

Dr. Pauline E. Bullen


[ Keynote Speaker ]

Director Institute Gender Studies
University of Guyana
Guyana

gender conference key node

Ms. Madu Dissanayake


[ Keynote Speaker ]

Assistant Representative UNFPA
Sri Lanka

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Eman Borg


[ Plenary Speaker ]

President – LGBTI+ Gozo
Malta

PARTICIPANTS FROM MORE THAN 15 COUNTRIES

Gender Studies 2020 consisted of over 35+ participants from 15+ countries around the world, including Sri Lanka, India, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Morocco, Pakistan, Malta, Uganda, Italy, Guyana. The Conference provided an opportunity for delegates to share their valuable knowledge of Gender Studies and sexuality from various perspectives.  This conference had representation from almost every continent and regions across the world, to share views and ideas on gender issues, network with international colleagues and made the conference a meaning the full opportunity for engagement.

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

Gender Studies 2020 comprised of five (5) technical sessions. The technical sessions were under the below themes.

  • Gender/Sexuality, Education and Health
  • Gender/Sexuality Studies and Development
  • Gender/ Sexuality in Art, Culture, Literature and Media Studies
  • Gender/ Sexuality, Trafficking, Human Rights and Legal Systems
  • Gender-Based Violence

SPECIAL FEATURES OF GENDER STUDIES 2020

STORYTELLING SESSION

Gender Studies 2020 strived to bring a Storyteller to share her inspiring story with that international audience. This session was conducted by Ncazelo Ncube-Mlilo, Psychologist, Narrative Therapist & Psychosocial Specialist from South Africa under the title “The Courage to Overcome: Using a Strength Based Story Telling Approach to Support People who have Experienced Hardships and Trauma.”

ncazelo ncube- mlilo

Speech Title: “Courage”

Ncazelo Ncube – Mlilo

(Story Teller)
Psychologist, Narrative Therapist & Psychosocial Specialist,
South Africa

WORKSHOP ON SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

Through the publication workshop, it was intended to disseminate knowledge on publications and to discuss the issues researchers face regularly. This interactive workshop was moderated by Mr. Isanka P. Gamage, Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka. 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. All conference participants were delighted and graced by this opportunity.

isanka p gamage

MR. ISANKA P. GAMAGE

(Managing Director, The International Institute of Knowledge Management)

SESSION MODERATORS OF GENDER STUDIES 2020

  • Dr. Prof Bharti Chhibber
    University of Delhi, India
  • Dr. Shyamkiran Kaur
    Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India
  • Dr. Lida Kavousi
    Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
  • Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargava
    Environmental Design Consultants, India

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Dr Nqobile Zulu, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr. Cinzia Leone, University of Genova, Italy
  • Dr. Rita Bencivenga, Trinty Collage, Ireland
  • Dr. Ishrat Khan, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Dr. Melissa Tombro, Fashion Institute of Technology, USA
  • Prof. Divya Saksena, IMS Unison University, India
  • Prof. Dr. Saeeda Mengal, University of Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Dr. Hussan Ara Magssi, University of Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Dr. P. Pretheeba, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Nur Syakiran Akmal, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Dr. Lida Kavousi, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran
  • Dr. Geeta Patel, University of Virginiya, USA
  • Dr. Hamideh Addelyan Rasi, Allameh Tabataba’i University,Iran
  • Dr. Sudeshan Ghosh, Scottish Church College, India
  • Dr. Innocent Mwatsiya, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr. Abhishek Mishra, The University of Burdwan, India
  • Dr.Anthony Brown, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Mr. Shah Khalid, University of Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Dr. Naorem Arunibala Devi, Independent Researcher, India
  • Prof. Pragna Rugunanan, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Dr. Rubeena Batool, University of Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Prof. Dr. Mansee Bal Bhargav, Environmental Design Consultants, India
  • Prof. Pushpesh Kumar, University of Hyderabad Hyderabad, India
  • Prof. Omnia Amin, Zayed University, UAE
  • Asist. Prof. Nasreen Samar, University of Balochistan, Pakistan

PUBLICATION IN PROGRESS

Conference Proceedings

crossref Gender Sexuality ConferenceGender and Sexuality 2020 Conference Participants preferring conference proceedings will be able to publish full papers following the double-blind peer-reviewing process with electronic ISSN 2782-700x in the conference proceedings with a DOI Number (DOI prefix: 10.17501).

Journal of International Women’s Studies

journal of international women's studies

 

 

 

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

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Gender Issues – Special Issue

Gender Issues

Online ISSN ISSN 1936-4717
Editor in Chiefs J.M. Simons-Rudolph, A.P. Simons-Rudolph
Publisher Springer

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ORGANIZERS & PARTNERS

Co- Hosting Partner

asian african association for women gender and sexuality
Asian-African Association for Women,
Gender and Sexuality
(AAAWGS)

Co- Hosting Partner

Department of Social Science Faculty of Humanities University of Johannesburg South Africa
Department of Social Work
Faculty of Humanities
University of Johannesburg
South Africa 

Academic Partner

University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, Gender Sexuality Conference
University of the Witwatersrand,
South Africa

Academic Partner

Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Nairobi, Kenya
Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Nairobi,
Kenya

Academic Partner

bridgewater state university usa
Bridgewater State University,
USA

Media Partner

GIBF media partner Gender Sexuality Conference

GIBF

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The International Institute of
Knowledge Management

Tour & Accommodation Partner

World Conference on Waste Management Gender Sexuality Conference

Globeenjoy

Event Partner

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CONFERENCE GALLERY

INAUGURATION CEREMONY

KEYNOTE FORUM