The Journal of International Women’s Studies is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed feminist journal that provides a forum for scholars, activists, and students to explore the relationships among theories of gender and sexuality and various forms of organizing and critical practice.

Dear JIWS authors and readers: the JIWS has received such a robust number of submissions that our issues are full through January 2024. We will continue to publish special issues through 1/15/24, as well as our regular issues in January 2023, August 2023, and January 2024. As a result, we are closing submissions until December 2023 when the submission link will again be opened. As many of you know, we are a small team; the Executive Editorial team and our Editorial Review Board are volunteer positions. This suspension period will allow us to produce high quality issues that we hope will educate and inspire. Thank you for your understanding—the JIWS Editorial Staff.

Current Issue: Volume 25, Issue 4 (2023)

Editors Introduction


Executive Editors’ Introduction
Catherine Ndinda, Priyanka Tripathi, and Kimberly Davis



The Impact of the Anglophone Crisis on Gender Equality in Cameroon
Community Centre for Integrated Development (CCID)


Gender-Based Conflicts in Political Parties: Male Domination in Central Java’s Politics
Misbah Zulfa Elizabeth, Ririh Megah Safitri, Sholihan Sholihan, and Arikhah .


Analyzing Global and Local Media Representations of Malala Yousafzai
Aman Ullah, Zafar Khan, Mahrukh Shakir, Zahid Ali Shah, and Rahman Ullah



Born into Expectations
Lyndah N. Wasike

Film Reviews

Book Reviews

Executive Editors

Kimberly Chabot Davis, Department of English, Bridgewater State University

Diana Fox, Department of Anthropology, Bridgewater State University (on leave until Sept. 2024)

Catherine Ndinda, Human Science Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

Priyanka Tripathi, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India

Book Review Editor

Madhavi Venkatesan, Department of Economics, Northeastern University, MA , USA

Film Review Editors

Mohosin Mandal, Department of English, MIET College, India

Avishek Deb, Department of English, Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management University (GITAM), Bangalore, India

Editorial Assistants

Megan Griffin, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA

Tak Kelley, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA