fow 2021 THE SUCCESS STORY OF 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUTURE OF WOMEN

The Asian African Association for Women, Gender and Sexuality (AAAWGS) and The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), together organized the 4th International Conference on the Future of Women 2021 on a virtual platform under the theme of “Global Dimensions, New Strategies and Visions” from 25th – 26th February 2021. The conference was co-hosted by Vasanta College for Women – Admitted to the Privileges of Banaras Hindu University, India and Department of Women’s Studies, Alagappa University, India. The academic and strategic partners included Allameh Tabataba’i University, Iran and Halley Movement, Mauritius.

The 𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 successfully concluded with the 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝟓𝟎+ Academicians, Researchers, and Professionals from 𝟏𝟓+ 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 across the globe and the conference consisted of the speeches from renowned speakers, best presentations, roundtable discussions, special features, publication session and networking opportunities.

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS

INAUGURATION CEREMONY AND KEYNOTE SPEECH

The opening remarks of FOW 2021 were made by Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Co-Founder & Managing Director – The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), Sri Lanka) and the Conference Chair, Prof. Anita Singh (Centre for Women’s Studies and Development, Banaras Hindu University, India), Representing hosting partner universities, Prof. Alka Singh (Principal of the Vasanta College for Women – Admitted to the Privileges of Banaras Hindu University, India) and Prof. K. Manimekalai (Department of Women’s Studies, Alagappa University, India) addressed the gathering. The keynote speaker was Mahendranath Busgopaul, Secretary General of Halley Movement Coalition from Mauritius.

RESOURCE PERSONS

PROF. ANITA SINGH

[CONFERENCE CHAIR]

Centre for Women’s Studies and Development
Banaras Hindu University,
India.

MAHENDRANATH BUSGOPAUL

[KEYNOTE SPEAKER]

Secretary General
Halley Movement Coalition Mauritius

PARTICIPANTS FROM MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES

FOW 2021 consisted of over 50+ participants from 15 countries around the world, including United Kingdom, Australia, United States, Uganda, South Africa, Malaysia, Japan, Spain, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Mauritius, Indonesia, and Pakistan. The Conference provided an opportunity for delegates to share their valuable knowledge from various perspectives. This conference had representation from almost every continent and regions across the world, to share views and ideas on future of women and network with international colleagues.

TECHNICAL SESSIONS

FOW 2021 comprised of eight (8) technical sessions under five (5) main themes as below and the Sessions’ Best titles of each theme was won by scholars representing Australia, Pakistan, United Kindom, and India.

  • WOMEN, DEVELOPMENT AND GENDER EQUALITY : Dr. Zehra Habib, Rabia Siddiqui (Institute of Business Management, Pakistan.)
  • WOMEN AND HEALTH : Karan Varshney, Prerana Ghosh (Deakin University, Australia.)
  • VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN : Dr. Francesca Braga (Middlesex University London, United Kingdom.)
  • GENDER/SEXUALITY IN ART, CULTURE, LITERATURE AND MEDIA STUDIES : Prof. Alka Singh, Dr. Rachana Pandey (Vasanta College for Women, India.)
  • WOMEN IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT : Ranjita Marak, Pusparghya Sutradhar (Vasanta College for Women, India.)
OVERALL BEST PRESENTER
SESSIONS' BEST PRESENTERS

DR. ZEHRA HABIB
Institute of Business Management,
Pakistan.

KARAN VARSHNEY
Deakin University,
Australia.

DR. FRANCESCA BRAGA
Middlesex University London,
United Kingdom.

DR. RACHANA PANDEY
Vasanta College for Women,
India.

RANJITA MARAK
Vasanta College for Women,
India.

SPECIAL FEATURES OF FOW 2021

PANEL DISCUSSION

The FOW 2020 presented a Panel Discussion under the theme of “Gender and Media in the 21st Century: Politics of Identity, Sexuality and Representation”. Prof. Alka Singh, Principal of the Vasanta College for Women Admitted to the Privileges of Banaras Hindu University Krishnamurti Foundation, India was the moderator of the event. There were six scholars who served as panelists at the event: Ms. Zia Mandviwalla, Film Director/ Writer, New Zealand, Ms. Debjani Halder, International Award Winning Film Scholar, Film and Television Institute of India, India, Ms. Namita Bhandare, Award-Winning Journalist, India, Ms. Supriya Sobti Gupta, Television News Producer, India, Ms. Shrija Singh, Law Graduate, India, and Anurag Dave from India. This panel discussion explored the title in many perspectives.

DISCUSSNET

The “Discussnet” gave everyone an opportunity to meet new people and interact with the attendees at each of the discussion to address new topics. Participants were allowed to take part in all 3 discussions about the following topics in detail.

SAFETY AND SECURITY OF WOMEN IN CYBERSPACE

Prof.-Anita-Singh

PROF. ANITA SINGH
Centre for Women’s Studies and Development
Banaras Hindu University,
India.

GENDER MAINSTREAMING

DR. MANJARI SHUKLA
Vasanta College for Women,
Rajghat Fort Varanasi,
India.

WOMEN AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

PROF. ALKA SINGH
Principal, Vasanta College for Women,
Admitted to the Privileges of Banaras Hindu University,
Krishnamurti Foundation,
India.

SESSION ON FUTURE OF WOMEN PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITIES

MR. ISANKA P. GAMAGE
Managing Director and Co-Founder of TIIKM,
Sri Lanka.

The conference closed with a Publication Session which was facilitated by the Conference Convener, Mr. Isanka P. Gamage (Managing Director and Co-Founder of TIIKM). The aim of the workshops was to support research students and researchers in getting their papers published in affiliated journals and conference proceedings.

EVALUATION PANEL MEMBERS

Senior Asst. Prof. Sharifah Nurul Huda Alkaff
Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

Dr. Madhavi Venkatesan Northeastern University, USA
Prof. Anita Singh Banaras Hindu University, India
Prof. Alka Singh
Principal, Vasanta College for Women, India
Dr. S.P. Srimathi
Indian Institution of Psychology and Research (IIPR), India
Dr. Tania Haque
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dr. Patricia Mwesiga
The Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy, Tanzania
Dr. Bigi Thomas
Sardar Patel University, India

SESSION CHAIRS

Dr. Zehra Habib Institute of Business Management, Pakistan
Prof. K. Manimekalai
Alagappa University, India
Dr. Manjari Jhunjhunwala
Vasanta College for Women, India
Dr. Poonam Singh
Principal, Kendriya College, India
Dr. I. Sivakumar Alagappa University, India
Dr. S. Poul Punitha Alagappa University, India

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dr. K. Vijaya

Quaid-E-Millath Government College for Women, India.

Prof. Layachi Anser

University of Sharjah, UAE.

Ms. Reema Nunlall

University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Prof. Tania Haque

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Dr. Bharti Chhibber

University of Delhi, India.

Dr. S. P. Srimathi

Hyderabad Karnataka Centre for Advanced Learning, India.

Dr. Radha Iyer

K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research, India.

Dr. Barnali Chetia

Indian Institute of Information Technology, India.

Dr. Leena Devi BOODHOO

Halley Movement, Mauritius.

Dr. Rachana Pandey

Vasanta College for Women, India.

Dr. Manjari Shukla

Vasanta College for Women, India.

Dr. Bigi Thomas

Sardar Patel University, India.

Dr. Mini S

The National University of Advanced Legal Studies, India.

Dr. Phoebe Zoe Maria Sanchez

University of the Philippines Cebu (Island), Philippines.

Dr. Patricia Mwesiga

The Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy, Tanzania.

Dr. P. Pretheeba

Eastern University, Sri Lanka.

Prof. Alka Singh

Vasanta College for Women, India.

Dr. Syed Tanveer Nasreen

The University of Burdwan, India.

Dr. Naorem Arunibala Devi

Independent Researcher, India.

Prof. S. K. Gunatilake

Sabaragamuwa University, Sri Lanka.

PUBLICATION IN PROGRESS

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

All full papers opting for conference proceedings will be subjected to double blind peer review process. The e-version of the conference proceedings will be published with ISSN 2602-8646 and DOI prefix: 10.17501. Conference proceedings will only be provided in the electronic format and upon publication papers will be archived in TIIKM Open Journal System (OJS). Authors and readers are free to view and download the full-texts of published papers.

SUPPORTING JOURNALS

The conference is affiliated with indexed journals published by renowned publishers and conference participants are provided with the opportunity to submit the papers for online (closed access) publication in these journals. Please note that all supporting journals are subjecting submissions to the double-blind peer-review process. The decision on publication will depend on the peer-review process. Participants are advised to read the journal’s scope and aim before deciding the suitable journal. We follow universally accepted ethics on publication. Accordingly, a guarantee for publication will not be issued before making the submission and completion of the review process.
Journal of International Women’s Studies

jiwsISSN 1539-8706
Editor in Chief Prof. Diana Fox & Prof. Cami Sanderson

Publisher Carley Taylor, Bridgewater State University, USA

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Health Care for Women International
health care for women international Print ISSN : 0739-9332 Online ISSN : 1096-4665 Editor in Chief: Eleanor Krassen Covan Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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OUR OFFICIAL PARTNERS

CO – HOSTING PARTNER

Asian-African Association for Women, Gender and Sexuality

CO – HOSTING PARTNER
Vasanta College for Women – Admitted to the Privileges of Banaras Hindu University, India
CO – HOSTING PARTNER
Department of Women’s Studies Alagappa University India
ACADEMIC PARTNER

Allameh Tabataba’i University,
Iran

STRATEGIC PARTNER

Halley Movement,
Mauritius

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