The Journal of International Women’s Studies is an on-line, 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.

Call for Papers “Bilingual Special Issue in English and Spanish Gender, Social Inclusion, and Entrepreneurship: Women’s Struggles in the Private and Public sector, meeting SDG #5”
Submit your papers by 30th June 2021.
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Click here to download the Spanish version

Call for Abstracts “Special Issue - COVID-19: The Impact on Women and Girls Around the World ”
Deadline for Abstract Submission: 28 Feburary 2021. Click here for details

Current Issue: Volume 22, Issue 1 (2021)



Women’s Cultural Attendance in Istanbul: Why So Low?
Sacit H. Akdede and Victoria Ateca-Amestoy


Women and Evolution of Cultural Practices Among the Igbo of Nigeria
Christian C. Opata, Apex A. Apeh, Asogwa S. Odoja, and Alaku Emmanuel


Domestic Violence against Women in the Nigerian Rural Context
Chisaa O. Igbolekwu, Ogadimma Arusukwu, Joseph N. Nwogu, Bamidele Rasak, Festus Asamu, and Ngozi O. Osueke


Voices of Thai Women Who Received Gender-Sensitive Empowerment Counseling
Somporn Rungreangkulkij, Netchanok Kaewjanta, Ingkata Kotnara, and Kesorn Saithanu


The New and the Old: Responses to Change in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Maura A. E. Pilotti, Eman J. Y. Abdulhadi, Tahani A. Algouhi, and Muamar H. Salameh


Gender Disparities in Witchcraft Beliefs: A Challenge to Nigerian and African Historiography
Uche U. Okonkwo, V.O Eze, Victor Ukaogo, Stella Okoye-Ugwu, and F.O Orabueze




Packing: A Poem
Qazi M. Noor

Book Reviews

Short Story


A Life Boat
Shahd A. Nahel and Manal al-Natour

JIWS Executive Staff

Executive Editors
Diana Fox, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA
Cami Sanderson, Ferris State University, MI, USA
Web Editor
Xiaocan Lucy Wang, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA
Book Review Editor
Madhavi Venkatesan, Northeastern University
Editorial Assistant
Carley Taylor, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA
JIWS Intern
Hannah White, Bridgewater State University, MA, USA