gendered violence conference

Timed to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25th November 2011, this conference is concerned with promoting cross-disciplinary and cross-sector debate about the causes and prevention of gendered violence and aims to provide a forum in which a dialogue between academics, practitioners, policy makers and grass roots organisations can develop. Violence committed to establish or maintain power relations between genders continues to be a major global public health problem. The personal, social and economic costs of gendered violence are recognised by the UN, WHO and individual governments as untenable and the need for developing and disseminating preventative and curative actions remains pressing.

The definition of what constitutes a violent act, in the context of this conference, will be based upon Article 1 of the UN’s Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering”. It also is taken by this conference to include the ongoing symbolic and representational violence committed in the oppression of any gendered identity that challenges hegemonic heteronormative representations. In addition, the conference aims to interrogate the conditions of existence that give rise to the normalisation of gendered violence.

call for submissions:
Timed to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on the 25th November 2011, this conference is concerned with promoting cross-disciplinary and cross-sector debate about the causes and prevention of gendered violence and aims to provide a forum in which a dialogue between academics, practitioners, policy makers and grass roots organisations can develop. Violence committed to establish or maintain power relations between genders continues to be a major global public health problem. The personal, social and economic costs of gendered violence are recognised by the UN, WHO and individual governments as untenable and the need for developing and disseminating preventative and curative actions remains pressing.

The definition of what constitutes a violent act, in the context of this conference, will be based upon Article 1 of the UN’s Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women, as “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering”. It also is taken by this conference to include the ongoing symbolic and representational violence committed in the oppression of any gendered identity that challenges hegemonic heteronormative representations. In addition, the conference aims to interrogate the conditions of existence that give rise to the normalisation of gendered violence.

Contributions are invited which actively engage with gendered violence – be it physical, psychological or symbolic – across the following areas:
Community
Culture
Education
Health
Law

While panels and forums focussing upon Violence against Women (VAW) are expected and welcome, others concerned with violence against transgendered, homosexual and heterosexual identities and communities are also encouraged.

Contributors to this conference will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for consideration for inclusion in a 2012 ‘Gendered Violence’ special issue of Journal of Gender Studies.

Panel and forum proposals should outline their aims, scope and relevance in a 500 word abstract.

Abstracts should be submitted to [email protected] as either a .doc or .rtf file (in either Times New Roman or Arial) and should include details of the following:
i. name of chair(s)
ii. institutional affiliation(s)
iii. email address (of corresponding author)
iv. title of abstract
v. body of abstract

Submissions will be acknowledged within 10 days of receipt. If you do not receive a response in this time please resend your submission.

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