Gender and Women Issues:

Women’s Response, Resistance and Resilience During and Post Covid-19 Pandemic

When the first outbreak of Corona-19 in Wuhan, China, no one would ever imagine what it would do to our life. Now the outbreak has impacted the whole world. It creates a crisis in many aspects of life: economy, politics, social and cultural views, travel, and especially health, locally and globally. The coronavirus or Covid-19 virus has left a deep impact on the way we perceive our world and our everyday lives. This virus has left us with an imprint that we will carry on forever from now on.

Most countries in the world are also strongly hit by this pandemic. The introduction of the new normal is not an easy thing. Many adjustments have to be made including our relations with other people. Gender relation, especially in the domestic sphere is affected greatly. The very reason is simply economic although this is not exclusive. Domestic violence impacts not only on physical scars but also psychological, social and cultural problems for everyone: the husband (mostly the perpetrator), the wife, and the children (mostly the victims), the community and the society in general. Accordingly, this panel will discuss gender and women’s issues in the time of the pandemic. It discusses how women (rural and urban) respond to the pandemic that affects their life. Most women are victims of domestic violence but many of them are not simply victimized, some of them resist and create their own space away from violence. Resilience is also found common for women in the pandemic time. In short, this special session will discuss how women deal with issues affecting them before, during the pandemic and post covid-19 pandemic.

We invite you to submit an abstract outlining your presentation for a session at The Rise of Asia Conference 2022. Your abstract will be carefully reviewed and if selected, you will be invited to make a presentation in one of the sessions at the conference. All the abstracts are to be submitted online until December 31, 2021, at the following link: 

Selected papers of presented in the panel may be considered for publication as articles in the Journal of International Women’s Studies



Diah Ariani Arimbi and Emy Susanti

Gender and Social Inclusion Study Center

Universitas Airlangga Surabaya, Indonesia