Global Approaches to Violence against Women and Children: Identifying Triggers, Remedies and Policy Frameworks

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
October 1, 2015
Location: 
Nigeria
Subject Fields: 
Women's & Gender History / Studies, Childhood and Education, Law and Legal History, Human Rights

In response to global concern about violence to women and children, the Fifth International Conference on Women and Children offers an interactive platform for conversations that will facilitate new and comprehensive ways of addressing Violence against Women and Children.

The 2015 Conference will take place from November 12 – 14, 2015 at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), 13/15 Kofo Abayomi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria. 

Plenary Speakers include:

Prof. Philip Oxhorn, Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Dr. Onyeka Iwuchukwu, National Open University of Nigeria, Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria. 

Abstracts for oral presentation at the conference will consider but are not limited to the following sub-themes related to discussions on Violence with focus on WOMEN AND CHILDREN:

  • Global politics, Policy Advocacy and violence to women and children
  • Emerging Issues in the Trafficking of women and children
  • Family institutions as sights of violence to women and children (domestic violence, honour killings and deaths, dowry related abuse and deaths, sexual abuse of girls, early marriage, female genital mutilation)
  • The law, the police, the courts and violence to women and children
  • Problems with research on violence to women and children in Developing Countries
  • Gender, Human Rights and violence to women and children
  • Women’s response to violence
  • The place of Masculinity
  • Silent triggers of violence to women and children (health care, religious, cultural and political triggers)
  • The media and violence to women and children
  • Internal conflicts, Corruption, Governance and violence to women and children
  • HIV/AIDS as a manifestation of violence against women and children
  • Isolating the roots of violence to women and children
  • The scope and forms of violence to women and children in everyday life
  • Women and children in armed conflict and post-conflict situations
  • Perpetrators of Violence: The Role of the State and the Security Sector
  • Co-ordinated community interventions and meeting the needs of victims or survivors
  • The nature, extent and impact of children’s exposure to violence
  • Protecting and assisting children affected by violence

In addition to plenary presentations, the conference will include presentations by policy makers, researchers and representatives of community organisations. Also, two special panel discussions will focus solely, on articulating the views of children from participating schools on the problem of violence against women and children.

We invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers by submitting a 250 word abstract and 120 word Bio on the conference website.

The deadline for Submission of Abstracts is: October 1, 2015 with notification of acceptance by October 7, 2015.

Full details of the conference, including an online abstract submission form, can be found on the conference website: http://www.conference-on-women-and-children.com/

Best regards,
Conference Organisers
International Conference on Women and Children
24, Bishop Crowther Street,
Off Akerele Street,
Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria
Phone Number: +2347080793564 or +2348038925791

 

Contact Info: 

International Conference on Women and Children

24, Bishop Crowther Street,
Off Akerele Street,
Surulere, Lagos State, Nigeria
Phone Number: +2347080793564 or +2348038925791

 

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