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 24, Issue 5 (2022) August 2022 Issue



Domestic Violence against Women during the Covid-19: A Case Study of Bihar (India)
Priyanka Tripathi, Prabha Shankar Dwivedi, and Shreya Sharma


An Empirical Study in Indonesia of Girl Child Marriage Determinants
Mia Hadiati, Mella Ismelia Farma Rahayu, and Amad Sudiro


The Rejection of Women Imams in Indonesia: Between Religious and Socio-Cultural Texts
Nurun Najwah, Irwan Abdullah, Saifuddin Zuhri Qudsy, and Ahmad Baidowi


Women’s Labour Force Participation: Economic Growth Nexus in Sub-Saharan African Countries
Chinasa E. Urama, Ezebuilo R. Ukwueze, Divine N. Obodoechi, Oliver E. Ogbonna, Afamefuna A. Eze, Oluwaseun B. Alade, and Paschaline N. Ugwu


Representations of Arab Women in Hollywood Pre- and Post- 9/11
Eiman A. Eissa, Hala A. Guta, and Rana S. Hassan


Socio-Cultural Determinants of Women’s Homelessness: A Study of Dar-ul-Aman, Multan
Mahwish Rasheed, Tayyaba Batool Tahir, and Zahid Zulfiqar


Feminist Reflection



Our Slaps
Meenakshi Verma

Film Review

Book Reviews

JIWS Executive Staff

Executive Editors
Kimberly Chabot Davis, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA

Diana Fox, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA (on leave until September 2024)

Co-Executive Editors
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
Khumo Pone, Independent Consultant, Johannesberg, South Africa

Mohosin Mandal, Department of English, MIET College, India

Editorial Assistants
Carley Taylor, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA

Ashley Reyes, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA