Women's/Gender Studies in Asia-Pacific
In the last two decades, Women’s/Gender Studies (WS/GS) emerged from political restiveness, nascent democracy movements and growing modernization in many Asian societies in the face of a number of authoritarian or semi-authoritarian regimes that marked the post-colonial period. Below are abbreviated summaries of the processes that have institutionalized WS/GS within countries and territories in the region.
Source: "Summary Report, The Regional Consultation on Women’s/Gender Studies Programmes in the Asia-Pacific Region", Resurreccion, B., Women's/Gender Studies in Asia-Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok 2004. pp 2-9.
List of Women's Studies and Gender Research Centres in Asia and the Pacific. RUSHSAP on behalf of Women's/Gender Studies Network in Asia Pacific, is compiling a list of Women's Studies and Gender Research Centres in Asia and the Pacific. The following centres have submitted details using the template (word doc).
- Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo /Sri Lanka/ - www.cmb.ac.lk/academic/gradustd/index.htm
- Gender and Development Studies, Asian Institute of Technology /Thailand/ - www.serd.ait.ac.th/gds
- Gender and Energy Network /Bangladesh/ - www.energia.org/asia_fp.html
- Institute of Gender and Social Development /China/ - www.Gendercommunity.org
- Women and Media Collective /Sri Lanka/ - www.womenandmedia.net
- Women’s Studies Center, Faculty of Social Sciences,
Chiang Mai University /Thailand/ - www.soc.cmu.ac.th/~wsc/eindex.htm
- Women’s Studies & Development Centre, University of Delhi /India/ - www.du.ac.in/du/wsdc-about.pdf
(The list will be updated as more information is available)
Page last modified on 7 March 2010.