Introduction to the Second Special Issue of the World Conference on Women's Studies, Colombo Sri Lanka JIWS

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Introduction to the Second Special Issue of the World Conference on Women's Studies, Colombo Sri Lanka JIWS


Venkatesan, Madhavi, Fox, Diana, Journal of International Women's Studies


We are pleased to present to you a special issue of the Journal of International Women's Studies. This issue is a compilation of selected papers from the third iteration of the World Conference on Women's Studies (WCWS), co-organized by the editors of this volume in partnership with The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM), in partnership with Bridgewater State University, as a sponsoring organization, which took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka in May of 2017. The Conference, like the selected papers represents a range of topics related to Women's Studies and feminist thought, and this diversity is also mimicked in the geographies represented. Patricia Mohammed's opening piece about the challenge for feminism in addressing differences among women while simultaneously seeking to build coalitions across differences, frames the issue. Subsequent articles offer insights into women's positionalities across multiple geopolitical, gendered, ethnic, religious, occupational, ecological, literary, and reproductive spaces, challenging readers to seek out potential points of intersection without eradicating or glossing over important differences.

In addition, this issue represents the second special issue of the JIWS coming out of the WCWS. The papers included increase awareness of issues faced by women across and within nations, emphasizing both local and transnational struggles and achievements. They also help to fulfill the mission of the JIWS, which is to provide a platform for the publication of articles by women largely, but not exclusively, from the global south, to highlight the range of feminist discourses, promoting conversations across the power divides of the publishing industry.

With the release of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2016, there has been an increased visibility of the role and significance of women in fostering sustainability. Though SDG 5 specifically addresses gender in its mandate for gender equality, women and gender differentials are addressed as attributions of other goals including SDG 1, no poverty; SDG 3, good health and well-being; SDG 4, quality education; SDG 8, decent work and economic growth; SDG 10, reduced inequality, and SDG 11, sustainable cities and communities. With 12 years remaining to attain the aggressive targets set, fostering greater understanding of the present role of women, the obstacles they face, and the policies they are forging to promote equality. …

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