The Women in Asia Conference is affiliated with the Women’s Forum of the Asian Studies Association of Australia. WIAC2019 is the 12th Women in Asia Conference and is being held at UNSW and supported by UNSW’s Institute for Global Development.
The theme for the 2019 conference is ‘Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism: Responding to the Challenge of Rising Populism and its Threat to Gender Inclusivity’.
WIAC 2019 seeks to:
- generate new knowledge about the impact of changing gender norms in the context of growing support for anti-elite, conservative and fundamentalist movements.
- adopt an interdisciplinary, comparative and gendered approach.
- consider how changing gender norms intersect with populism’s appeal in Asia.
- explore the ways that perceived threats to traditional norms of men and women’s roles and diverse expressions of gender and sexuality are fundamental to the rise in Asian populism.
For more information and to register, visit the Women in Asia Conference 2019 website. Discounted early-bird registration rates are available until 21 February 2019.