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Abstract

The prime goal of feminism is to raise consciousness and bring about transformation for a gender-equitable world. The movement has continuously been broadening its perspective and undergoing transitions, producing ‘cartographies of knowledge and power’ (Alexander and Mohanty 2015). As the creation of feminist epistemology and knowledge exchange is key to this process, The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) has taken the initiative to organize the World Conference on Women Studies (WCWS) every year.

The 7th WCWS was organized amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that took place online from the 20th to 22nd of May 2021. The theme of the conference—“Transnational Feminisms: Contexts, Collaborations, Contestations: Toward a Liveable Planet”—draws from postcolonial feminist theories and transnational feminist practice that is involved in activist movements across the globe that work together to comprehend the role of gender, race, class, sexuality, and the state in critiquing and resisting patriarchal structures and capitalist powers. Transnational feminists focus on the diverse experiences of women who live within, between, and at the margins of nation-states around the globe; they rise above the boundaries and speak to a wider intersecting force impacting gendered relationships and experiences. According to Margaret A. McLaren (2017), transnational feminism results in ‘decolonizing feminism’ and Sylvanna M. Falcón (2016) calls it a ‘Paradigm for Decolonizing the Practice of Research.’

Note on the Author

Bhushan Sharma is an Independent Researcher, Ph.D., Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (J&K- India). She has edited a Special Issue, “Casteing Gender: Intersectional Oppression of Dalit Women” in the Journal of International Women’s Studies and has published numerous research articles and book reviews in SCI, Scopus, and reputed refereed journals. Email id: bhushan19smvdu@gmail.com

K Bhavana Raj, Assistant Professor in Banking, Finance & Business Analytics at the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad is a prolific researcher and has published numerous research papers and case studies in various journals of international repute. Email id: bhavana_raj_83@yahoo.com

Tamanna Arora holds Double Post Grad Degrees in Law (LL.M) with one specialization being in International Human Rights Laws from the City, University of London, United Kingdom, and the other one being in Corporate, Banking, and Insurance Laws from Amity University, Noida (India). Email id tamanna.ar90@gmail.com.

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