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4th World Conference on Women Studies 2018
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03rd – 05th May 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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“Women’s Studies: Gendered scholarship, activism, and storytelling for a sustainable planet”
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TECHNICAL PROGRAM
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DAY 01 - Thursday, 03rd May 2018
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Thursday, 03rd May 2018| 09.00 to 10.00 Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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Inauguraion Session
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08.00 – 08.45Conference Registration
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09.00 – 09.15 Lighting of the Oil Lamp and National Anthem
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09.15 – 09.25Welcome address by
Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director - The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka)
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09.25 – 09.40Speech by the Conference Chair - Prof. Diana J. Fox (Department of Anthropology,Journal of International Women’s Studies,Bridgewater State University,USA)
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09.40 – 09.50Speech by the Hosting Partner
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09.50 – 10.05Conference Photograph
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10.05 – 10.30Morning Refreshments
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Thursday, 03rd May 2018| 10.30 to 11.15 Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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Keynote Forum
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10.30 – 11.15Key note speech by Dr. Jinky Leilanie Lu, Research Professor, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines
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11.15 – 12.00Keynote speech by Chaymae Samir, Entrepreneur I Columnist
United Kingdom
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12.00 – 13.00Networking LunchNetworking LunchNetworking Lunch
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Thursday, 03rd May 2018| 13.20 to 15.00 Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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TECHNICAL SESSION 01: Sexuality and Gender Diversity TECHNICAL SESSION 02: Reproductive Rights and HealthcareTECHNICAL SESSION 03: Multiple Forms of Feminisms and Constructions of Gender
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13.00 – 13.15The Marketing of Female "She-Agra": Men and Women's Perspectives on Women's Sexual DesireFriedmann Enav, Cwikel Julie (University of Bar Ilan, Turkey)Trends in Contraceptive Use some Experiences from India and Her Neighbouring Countries Sudeshna Ghosh (Scottish Church College, Kolkata, India)Padmaavat, Honour and Jauhar: A Discourse on Cultural Feminism and Movie Industry in India W. A. H. C. M. Perera (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
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13.15 – 13.30Lesbian Protagonists in Jane Rule’s Desert of the Heart and Sara Farizan’s If You Could be Mine: A Showcase of Women Empowerment or Women Debilitation? Magdalene Moses (Silliman University, Philippines)Choosing Permanent Contraceptive Methods: Sri Lankan Women’s experiences under the Shadows of Patriarchy and Paternalism N. Mendis1 and H. Rathnamalala2 (1University of Colombo and 2General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka)
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13.30 – 13.45Transgenders in India: A Case Study Aishwarya Chawla (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India)Women and Access to Family Planning Women’s Right to Decide: A Distant Reality in India Sukriti Chauhan (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India)
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14.00 – 14.20Q&A and discussionQ&A and discussionQ&A and discussion
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Thursday, 03rd May 2018| 13.30 to 15.30 Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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TECHNICAL SESSION 04: Women, Religion, and Spirituality:TECHNICAL SESSION 05: Portrayal and Representations of and by Women:
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14.30 – 14.45Christian Feminism in Japan – The Case of Mukôkai (Churchless Christianity) C. Yatabe (Rikkyo University, Japan)Representations of Women’s Role in Pakistan: A Critical Analysis Through Drama Serials A. Fatima (Forman Christian College University, Lahore, Pakistan)
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“Family-Centrism” in Japanese Churches: Heterosexism, Patriarchy, and the Japanese Imperial System Marie Kudo (Rikkyo University, Japan)Ethical Issues in Advertising: Framing of Women in Taboo Advertisements in Pakistan Ms. Tahira Anwar, Ms. Javeria Mazahir (Bahria University, Pakistan)
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14.45 – 15.00Christian Feminism in Japan M. Sonntag (Rikkyo University, Japan)
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15.15 – 15.30Q&A and discussionQ&A and discussion
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15.30 – 15.50Evening RefreshmentsEvening Refreshments
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Thursday, 03rd May 2018 2018 | 16.00 to 18.30 Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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16.00 – 18.30WCWS Forum
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Thursday, 03rd May 2018| 19.00 - 21.30 Conference Networking Dinner with cultural Show hosted by TIIKM
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DAY 02 - Friday, 04TH May 2018
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Friday, 04th May 2018 | 09.00 to 10.20Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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TECHNICAL SESSION 06: Women, Work, and Rights:TECHNICAL SESSION 07: The Nature of Research and Writing By and About Women:TECHNICAL SESSION 08: Gender, Climate Change, Disasters, and Sustainability:
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09.00 – 09.15Women as Social Entrepreneurs: Opportunities, Challenges Vallath K (Total English Solutions (TES) Trivandrum, India)Women Write New York City Melissa Tombro (The State University of New York, USA)Participation and Voice of Women in Community-Based Organization (A special reference to Mathagal East Rural Water Supply) C. Balachandran (University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka)
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09.15 – 09.30Eradication of Pregnancy Discrimination & Institution of Gender Equality in the Work Place: A Legal Perspective Shayami Aneesha Caygill (General Sir John Kothelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka)Eco-Feminism And Indian Literature Pinakini Pandya (Sardar Patel University, Gujarat, India)Climate Change Adaptation Responses and Poverty among Women in Zimbabwe: A Case of Bindura Rural Lord-Atkin Musevenzo (Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University, Zimbabwe)
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09.30 – 09.45Pluralizing Discourses: Multinationals and Gender Equality Marianna Vargas de Freitas Cruz Leite (University of Coimbra, Portugal)Gender Analysis in Kokkilai Lagoon Region Dr. Bahirathy J. Rasanen (University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka)
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09.45 – 10.00Strengthening and Empowerment of Women Participation in Informal Women Entrepreneurship in Northern Province of Sri Lanka (Sustainable Entrepreneurship) Vijayapala Sinnathamby1, Jebewathani Subes Paramananthan2 (1University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2University of Sri jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka)The ‘Scholar as Activist’: Postcolonial Feminist Film Practice as a Tool for Social, Development, Empowerment and Resistance Moodley, S (Nelson Mandela University, South Africa)
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10.00 – 10.20Q&A and discussionQ&A and discussionQ&A and discussion
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10.20 – 10.40Morning RefreshmentsMorning RefreshmentsMorning Refreshments
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Friday, 04th May 2018 | 10.40 to 11.25Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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Keynote speech by Prof. Diana J. Fox (Department of Anthropology,Journal of International Women’s Studies,Bridgewater State University,USA)
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11.25 – 12.10Keynote speech by
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12.10 – 13.10Networking LunchNetworking LunchNetworking Lunch
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Friday, 04th May 2018 | 11.30 to 13.10Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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TECHNICAL SESSION 09: Women, Work, and Rights:TECHNICAL SESSION 10: Forms of Gendered and Sexual Violence:TECHNICAL SESSION 11: Rural Women, Livelihoods and Agriculture:
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13.10 – 13.25Social Enterprise, Microfinance and Women’s Empowerment: Agency or Beneficiary? Dr. Shewli Kumar (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India)Domestic Violence Against Women in Bangladesh: An Analysis from Criminological Perspectives K.F Rahman (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)Change of Females’ Farming life through CPEC: An instance of Town Qadira Bad (Nearby Coal Power Plant Project of CPEC) Komal Niazi, Dr. He Guoqiang, Shahbaz Khan, Dr. Tahir Mumtaz Awan, Nida Baig (Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China)
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13.25 – 13.40Woman as An Image in War Propaganda Posters E.E. Kilickaya Bog (Dumlupınar University, Turkey)‘Little Sister’ No More: Localising Gender and Development and Revealing the Taboo of Sex Within Gender Based Violence E.C. Robertson (University of Melbourne, Australia)Women Empowerment on Their Rights towards Social Position: Voice of Plantation Women T. Kalaimagal, Sampath Dayaratne (Freelancer Researcher, Sri Lanka)
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13.40 – 13.55Exploration of Workplace Sexual Harassment Through the Dimensions of Social Class and Race. R. J. Abeywardena (University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom)Domestic Violence: Public Reactions and Strategic Interventions Syazliana Astrah Mohd Idris, Nor Fadillah Mohamed Nizar, Khalillah A. Rasip, Nurul Nadia Abd Aziz, Raja Kamariah Raja Mohd Khalid (Ministry of Women, Malaysia)
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13.55 – 14.10Q&A and discussionQ&A and discussionQ&A and discussion
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Friday, 04th May 2018 | 15.50 to 17.10Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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TECHNICAL SESSION 12: TECHNICAL SESSION 13: Women, gender, and the LawTECHNICAL SESSION 14: Gender and Public Spaces
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14.15 – 14.30An Insight to Women in Construction for Fostering Female Careers in Sri Lankan Construction Industry Srivishagan V, Thalpage R (University College of Matara, Sri Lanka)Advancing Widespread Rape as Jus Cogens Norm Atul Alexander (West Bengal National University Of Juridical Sciences, India) Malleability of Gender Roles and Spatial Transformation of Nelibewa, Sri Lanka Herath K. (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)
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14.30 – 14.45The Influence of Gender on Entrepreneurial Skill and Entrepreneurial Intention Among Youth in Sri Lanka Pretheeba P1, Vijayapala S2 (1Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)Filling up the Gaps between Formal and Informal Women: Law Reforms for the Development of The Status of Sri Lanakn Domestic Working Women J. A. Indunil Kumarasinghe (General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka)
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14.45 – 15.00A Critical Study on Hindu Woman’s Right to Property and to Divorce: Bangladesh Perspective Rafea Khatun, Fariha Abedin (East West University, Bangladesh)
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15.15 – 15.35Q&A and discussionQ&A and discussionQ&A and discussion
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15.35 – 15.55Evening RefreshmentsEvening RefreshmentsEvening Refreshments
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Friday, 04th May 2018 | 15.50 to 17.10Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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TECHNICAL SESSION 15: Women, Political Processes, and the State:TECHNICAL SESSION 16: Conflict, War, and Armed Struggle:TECHNICAL SESSION 17: Marriage, Mothers and Wives:
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16.00 – 16.15Women in peace politics of Nepal: Struggles and Success Bishnu Raj Upreti (Nepal Center for Contemporary Research, Nepal)Protection of Women Hygiene and the Laws of War: A Critical Analysis Elakkiya Karunakara Pandian, Md Zubair Kasem Khan (Madras High Court, Madras, India)The Practice of Surrogacy in Sri Lanka: A Dilemma Between Bodily Autonomy, Law and Culture A. H. M. D. L Abeyrathna (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
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16.15 – 16.30Sexual violence and State responses: A Case Study of the Delhi Gang Rape Case of December 2012, Lessons for the Post-Colonial Context. Pooja Bakshi (University of Delhi, India)Retelling Conflict: Lives and Narratives of Women in Northeast India Dr. Sumi Daa-dhora (Assam University Diphu Campus, India)Single Women and Changing Values: Contesting Institution of Marriage Surabhi Awasthi1, Dr. Seema Sharma2 (1National Human Rights Commission, India, 2Delhi University, India)
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16.30 – 16.45Challenge and Response: A Case Study of Benazir Bhutto Prime Ministerships Dr. Qurat-ul-Ain Bashir, Dr. Muhammad Ramzan Shahid, Dr. Muhammad Dilshad Mohabbat (University of Gujrat, Pakistan)
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17.00 – 17.20Q&A and discussionQ&A and discussionQ&A and discussion
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Friday, 04th May 2018 | 17.30 to 18.30Main HallHall 01Hall 02
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Youth Gathering
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