Call For Papers: Sharda University's Seminar On Gender-Based Violence [1st Nov]

Call For Papers: Sharda University

School of Law, Sharda University is organising a seminar on Confronting Gender-Based Violence in the Contemporary World: Current and Emerging Issues.

Date of the Seminar: 1.11.2019

The organisers strongly encourage submissions from under-represented (such as ethnic minorities, multi-racial, transgender, differently-abled communities) population to put forward their experiences.

Subthemes:

  • Sexual violence as an act of war
  • Laws to combat crimes like: domestic violence, female foeticide, dowry deaths
  • Socio-cultural perceptions on gender violence
  • The transgender experience with gender based violence
  • The prison system and its promotion of gender violence
  • Honour killings and other forms of caste-based violence against women
  • Criminology and victimology of gender based violence
  • Law and justice for acid attack survivors
  • Cybercrimes targeted at women
  • Sexual harassment and exploitation at workplace
  • Role of technology in the prevention/commission of crime
  • Experiences with the law enforcement (themes of vulnerability and marginalization in the narrative of female victims of crime or countering popular perceptions)
  • The international response to gender violence
  • Forced prostitution and trafficking of women and girl child

Note: Countering of popular or dominant myths is also promoted. The sub-themes are not mandatory, but the papers should not belie the theme of the seminar.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Co-authorship is permitted to a maximum of two authors. However, both authors have to register separately.
  • The abstract shall not exceed a maximum of 250-300 words. Full paper must be of 2500-4000 words (exclusive of footnotes/endnotes/bibliography).
  • Format: MS Word, Font Type: Times New Roman, Font Size: 12 Point, Line Spacing: 1.5
  • Abstract as well as Full Paper shall be submitted both in pdf and MS Word and shall be submitted to genderviolenceseminar@gmail.com.
  • After confirmation of the abstracts, participants will be required to make the fee payment and send the receipt to the organizing committee. Thereafter, you will be receiving a e-kit containing further details, list of speakers, details of the session, directions to the venue, etc.

Registration Fee:

  • Academicians/Professionals/Practitioners/Administrators/NGO, etc.: Rs. 750
  • Research Scholars, Students, Participation only: Rs. 500

Registration fee includes seminar kit, high tea, and lunch excluding accommodation.

Important Dates:

  • Date of Abstract Submission: 15.10.2019
  • Communication of Acceptance of the Abstract: 17.10.2019
  • Registration and Fee Payment Deadline: 20.10.2019
  • Submission of Final Paper: 30.10.2019

Queries are to be directed to genderviolenceseminar@gmail.com, ideally containing the word 'QUERY' in the subject line, or to +918800933447 (working hours only).