Journals with Regular Calls for Papers

The journals listed below regularly accept content contributions.

  1. The Review of Women’s Studies by the UP CWS accepts research-based articles, reviews of scholarly works, and creative works written in either Filipino or English. The journal is published twice a year.
  2. The Asian Journal of Women’s Studies by the Asian Center for Women’s Studies in Ewha Woman’s University, calls for general contributions for its regular issues. It publishes four times a year.
  3. The Canadian Woman Studies, also a quarterly publication, accepts contributions in scholarly as well as popular forms.
  4. The International Journal for Gender Studies in Developing Societies accept contributions for their regular issues, which are published four times in a year. They also announce calls for papers for special issues.
  5. Societies Without Borders, which publishes its issues three times a year, also  accepts article submissions regularly.

Frontiers – Journal of Women’s Studies, Analize – Journal of Feminist and Gender Studies, the Gender and Development Journal also issue calls for general submissions.

Calls for Papers 2014

The following journals have posted calls for papers for their special issues.

  1. Frontiers, a Journal of Women’s Studies of the Ohio State University, has the following calls for their special issues aside from their regular call for general submissions:  Transnational Feminisms (due May 15, 2014); The ERA in the 21st Century (due October 1, 2014); and Women Digitizing Revolution: Race, Gender and the Technological Turn (due May 1, 2015).
  2. The Australian National University posts Call for Papers for publications, conferences, and other academic fora. Their latest post for a call for papers on Women and Sustainability is due May 31, 2014.
  3. The Southeast Asia Center of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies has a list of calls for papers for publications and conferences. Among them are on topics in feminism and women’s/gender studies. Two of these are a call for papers on Gender, Migration and Citizenship due June 15, 2014 and on Gender, Identity and Nation due June 1, 2014.
  4. Analize, a Journal of Gender and Feminist Studies is calling for submissions for their issue on Genders, Diversity and Urban Space, due September 20, 2014.
  5. The Gender and Development Journal has also announced its themes for 2015: Urban Development, Inequalities and Resilience to Climate Change. Calls for article proposals will be posted soon.

Development Work in GOs

Here are five government organizations that offer development work opportunities.

  1. The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)
  2. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)
  3. The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
  4. The Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)
  5. The Population Commission (POPCOM)
  6. The Local Economic Development (LED) project

Each of these organizations post general and particular requirements for the job openings they post, plus specific hiring and employment guidelines. Some of these work opportunities are directly related to women/gender and development.

Regular Calls for Applications

Collections of calls for applications are found in the following organizations/websites.

  1. The International Development Research Centre (IDRC) lists their funding opportunities for NGOs, individual researchers,  and graduate students. They accept applications for existing projects as well as project proposals.
  2. Grants for NGOs and individual development workers are also found in Funds for NGOs. Calls for papers, calls for project proposals, and calls for application to fellowship programs are only some of the opportunities found here.
  3. The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) posts calls for participation in various activities including ongoing projects, project proposals, conferences, and publications.
  4. The Australian National University (ANU) also posts calls for applications on their Gender Institute News. Also found here are calls for papers, job vacancies, and scholarship announcements both in the ANU and in other international organizations.

Organizations on Women’s Studies

The Asian Association of Women’s Studies (AAWS) is an institution that links feminist education and research in Asia. It holds various academic fora on feminist topics pertinent to the region, and holds a Congress every three years. The last AAWS Congress was in 2013. Those interested in becoming a member may do so online through their Membership Page.

At the national level, the Women’s Studies Association of the Philippines (WSAP) is the one organization that coordinates academic and non-academic efforts to advance women’s studies. It held its 9th National Conference in 2013.

The Center for Women’s Studies (CWS) is the system-wide institution in University of the Philippines that coordinates and promotes its women’s and gender studies programs and activities. Its programs include “research, publication, curriculum development, training and outreach, and the services–crisis counseling and day care facility” (CWS Facebook Page).  Its office is in UP Diliman.

Work Opportunities in Women’s Organizations

Below are links to regularly posted job vacancies in some women’s organizations.

  1. Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) – the “national machinery for gender equality and women’s empowerment” in  the Philippines
  2. The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) -a network of organizations in Asia fighting for women’s human rights and working towards women’s empowerment
  3. The Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR) – a global Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights (SRHR) advocacy network
  4. Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) – an organization working for “gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights”
  5. The Global Fund for Women (GFW) – “an international grantmaking foundation that supports groups working to advance the human rights of women and girls”

Jobs at the UN

There is ongoing need for gender specialists, development workers with a background on gender, or women’s/gender studies students and graduates at the United Nations (UN).

Vacancies are posted at Employment at the UN Women, and are searchable in UN Development Programme (UNDP) Jobs, UNDP-Asia Pacific Jobs, UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Job Openings, UN Volunteers, UNOPS Global Recruitment Personnel System (GPRS) and UN Jobs. Women’s/Gender and development students and workers may choose among vacancies for permanent employment, consultancy jobs, short-term projects, volunteer and internship programs. While most of the jobs are in international locations, a few are also based in the Philippines. Posts are regularly updated.