Gender and Sexuality 2021

The Success Story of the 4th International Conference on Gender and Sexuality 2022

The 4th International Conference on Gender and Sexuality 2021 was successfully concluded on the 14th and 15th October 2021 in Virtual Platform under the theme “Constructs and Narratives of Gender and Sexuality in Society”. The conference was organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) and Asian-African Association for Women, Gender and Sexuality with the collaboration of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa, Bridgewater University in United States, Bacha Khan University in Pakistan, Gender Studies Programme of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, PASIFIC Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme by Polish Academy of Sciences.

The conference united diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, in parallel sessions while offering many networking and publishing opportunities. Moreover, the conference welcomed 70+ Academicians, Researchers, Scholars, Activists and Professionals from 𝟮0+ 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 across the globe.

Inauguration Ceremony and Features

The opening remarks of Gender Studies 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. Shahana Rasool (Department of Social Work and Community Development, University of Johannesburg, South Africa).

The keynote speakers were Dr. Awino Okech from SOAS, University of London, United Kingdom,  Dr. Gabrielle Hosein, Senior Lecturer and Head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies from The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and Dr. Keridwen Luis from Brandeis University, United States.

An interactive workshop on “Understanding Sexualities in Context: Part I” which was moderated by Dr. Letitia Smuts from University of Johannesburg, South Africa was concluded successfully, with positive feedback from all participants. Another workshop on “Violence Against Women (VAW) and Gender Based Violence (GBV)” was moderated by Francesca Braga, International Lawyer from United Kingdom. PASIFIC Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme was conducted at the conference by the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prof. Katie Gentile moderated a special Publication Workshop on “The Challenges of Publishing in the Interdisciplinary World of Gender and Sexuality Studies,” during which participants gained much knowledge about Publishing. Participants in the conference were able to gain new knowledge from the insightful keynote session, and special workshops allowed them to share their knowledge as well.

Resource Persons

DR. KRISHNA R. SALIN

[CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR]
Associate Professor and Program Chair Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management (AARM), Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.

DR. RAVI FOTEDAR

[CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR]
BSc(H), MSc., M.Phil., PhD., MBA,
Curtin University,
Australia.

DR. ROHANA SUBASINGHE

[CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR]
Honorary Life Member of the World Aquaculture Society, Former President of the World Aquaculture Society – Asia Pacific Chapter (WAS-APC).

DR. ALBERT G.J. TACON

[CONFERENCE CO-CHAIR & KEYNOTE SPEAKER]
Technical Director,
Aquahana LLC,
USA.

PROF. DR. IR. ROKHMIN DAHURI

[KEYNOTE SPEAKER]
Advisor to the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Research Institute, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) Indonesia.

PROF. ESTI HANDAYANI HARDI

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
Head of Doctoral Program Department (Environmental Science) Mulawarman University, Indonesia.

DR. BUNDIT YUANGSOI

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
Associate Professor, Khon Kaen University, Thailand.

DR. YUDHA TRINOEGRAHA ADIPUTRA

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
University of Lampung Indonesia.

ASSOC. PROF. DR. NGUYEN NHU TRI

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
Nong Lam University, Vietnam.

DR. ROMI NOVRIADI

[PLENARY SPEAKER]
Director of World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter, Vice President of Indonesia Aquaculture Society.

Participants from more than 20+ Countries

The conference provided an opportunity for delegates to share their valuable knowledge and experience in the field from various perspectives.  Moreover, the conference welcomed 70+ Participants from 20+ Countries around the world including South Africa, United Kingdom, Australia, India, Pakistan, Greece, Sri Lanka, United States, Japan, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, and Spain. This conference brought together people from almost every continent and region of the world to share their perspectives and ideas on Gender and Sexuality.

Technical Sessions

Gender Studies 2021 featured thirteen (13) Technical Sessions. The Technical Sessions were organized around the following themes:

  • Identity
  • Politics
  • Legal
  • LGBTQI+
  • Religion and Migrants
  • Education
  • Health
  • Gender based Violence
  • Media
  • Men’s Experiences
Overall Best Presenters
Gender Studies 2021 Session Chairs
  • Shannon Philip – University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Sumayya Ebrahim – University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Naoki Suzuki – Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan
  • Meha Pant – IILM, India
  • Evi Eliyanah – Universitas Negeri Malang, Indonesia
  • Kamlesh Mohan – Panjab University, India
  • Priscilla Gutura – University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Preeti Puri – Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India
  • Bhushan Sharma – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India
  • F.D. Malik – Bahria University Islamabad, Pakistan
Gender Studies 2021 Evaluation Panel Members
  • Francesca Braga, Middlesex University London, United Kingdom
  • Divya Saksena, IMS Unison University, India
  • Hussan Ara Magssi, University of Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Prof. Shahla Tabassum, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
  • Professor Dr. Arun Kumar Goswami, Jagannath University, Bangladesh
  • Preeti Puri, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India
  • Smita Gupta, Delhi Metropolitan Education, India
  • Shyamkiran Kaur, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India
  • Geeta Kubsad, Pravin Gandhi College of Law, India
  • Aradhana Vaidya, SGB Amravati University, India.
  • Prof. Hema P., SDNB Vaishnav College, India
  • Bhushan Sharma, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, India

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