PANABO CITY – The 9th World Conference on Women’s Studies featured more than one hundred scholars, researchers, activists, academics, and policymakers in Bangkok, Thailand, last May 11 – 12, 2023. Two faculty researchers from Davao del Norte State College participated in the event.

DNSC Gender and Development Focal Person Sadie D. Law-ay presented her paper; Girls not Brides: The Ata-Manobo Young Women on RA 11596: The Criminalization of Child Marriages, while Bachelor of Science in Social Work Program Chair Jerome C. Llevado also presented his paper; Aging and Gender: The Stories of Ata-Manobo Women Elderlies in Talaingod, Davao del Norte. The theme of the gathering was “Gender Justice and the Power of Feminisms in Dismantling Patriarchy, Building Equity”.

The aim of the conference was to enrich the knowledge of the participants on global feminisms and engage in the intersecting fields of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s studies. Esteemed scholars were the resource speakers in the main parallel sessions, while they were feminist scholars in transnational dialog who gave their reflections on the conference theme during brief panels.