The Asian Association of Women Studies aims to create an avenue for discussion and cooperation in the fields of feminist education and research in Asia as well as sharing information about community programs relevant to the organization’s thrust. This year marks its 4th time to conduct the AAWS Congress which aims to bring together academicians, students, researchers, and advocates to discuss the status of women, their plights, issues and development.
The host for the upcoming congress will be Thang Long University in Hanoi, Vietnam. The institution is touted as one of Vietnam’s modern universities and produces an approximate of 2,000 graduates every year. Instituted in 1988, the university was named after the former name of the country’s capital. It sits in 2.3 hectares of land and is a fusion of both modern architecture and nature. The building holds self-study rooms, computer laboratory, e-library, gym and fitness room, conference room, basketball and volleyball courts and a flower garden at the entrance of the university.
The 4th AAWS Congress will run from 1-3 December 2016 with the theme: “Engendering Citizenship in Asia” and sub-theme topics on Reproductive Health/ Abortion, Female Migration, Victims of War, Theorizing Women in the 21st century or in development contexts, Trafficking, Linking the global and the domestic in struggles against gender based violence, Gender Division of Labor, Globalization, Rethinking Sustainable Development from Women’s Perspective, Sexual citizenship Asian citizenship, and Global citizenship, Feminist Activism.
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As globalization begins to challenge the meaning of the nation and therefore citizenship, marginalized groups within nations are therefore presented unique challenges and opportunities. Certainly there is a need to redefine citizenship as global structures of economic control emerge. Such struggles continue to be about global regimes of social protection and human rights, setting the stage for new concepts of global citizenship.