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.

Resource person



Date: 15th October 2020

Audience: All conference participants


“Stepping to 2021: The Next Chapter of Gender and Sexuality 2020 Conference”

A workshop will be arranged by the Conference Chair to discuss the outcomes and get the feedback of the Conference. Participants can share their experiences of attending the conference and express their ideas on areas to be improved in the future. Moreover, the plans to be executed when organizing for Gender and Sexuality  2021  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.


prof. shahana rasool

Prof. Shahana Rasool

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

Date: 16th October 2020

Audience: All Conference Participants

Round Table Discussions

​Table 01: Gender- Based Violence (GBV)

At the Gender and Sexuality 2020 Conference, we invite you to join and share your ideas, experiences and suggestions on a phenomenon “Gender-based violence” which is deeply rooted in gender inequality, and continues to be one of the most notable human rights violations within all societies. Both women and men experience gender-based violence irrespective of their color, age, religion or language. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. In this round table you will be able to discuss the following:

– Forms of Gender-based violence 
– Gender- based violence examples
– Accountability for eliminating GBV


prof. shahana rasool
Prof. Shahana Rasool

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

Table 02: Sex Education 

In understanding one of the most contemporary issues that need to be addressed in Sri Lanka and worldwide, this table aims at focusing on local participants as well as all conference participants.  Countries including Sri Lanka are increasingly acknowledging the importance of equipping young people with knowledge and skills to make responsible choices for their lives.  Sex education supports young people’s empowerment by improving their analytical, communication and other life skills for health and well-being in relation to sexuality, human rights, values, healthy and respectful relationships, cultural and social norms, gender equality, non-discrimination, sexual behavior, violence and gender-based violence, consent, sexual abuse, and harmful practices.


gender conference key node
Ms. Madu Dissanayake

Assistant Representative UNFPA
Sri Lanka


⦁ Welcome and the introduction by the moderator (3min)
⦁ Briefly introducing participants in the table (2min)
⦁ Identifying areas of common interest in the topic while brainstorming. (15min)
Each member shares ideas and suggestions or experiences that relate to the topic 1, 2 and 3. (60 min)
⦁ Presents the discussion points and the outcome of each round table by the moderator to all audience in the Hall. (10min)

Date: 16th October 2020
Time: 14:30 ‐ 16:00

Audience: All Conference participants


Gender and Sexuality 2020 strives to bring together storytellers from every corner of the world to participate and share their inspiring stories with an international audience. Women activists, transgender activists, women leaders, researchers, academicians, journalists, and all independent researchers in gender and sexuality studies or related fields have an opportunity to submit their original work.

The storytelling session of the Gender and Sexuality 2020 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 09th September 2020 with your biography.
  • After submission, you’ll receive an acknowledge receipt within three working days.
  • Submissions must be in English or with English subtitles.
  • All storytellers will be notified of acceptance within two weeks.