Call for Paper for an Edited Book Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality: Perspectives from South Asia

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Call for Papers
March 15, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Asian History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Political Science, Sexuality Studies, South Asian History / Studies

Gender disparities remain high in the South Asia region, yet at the same time there is a growing recognition of the potential of social protection programmes, including for women’s empowerment. In spite of the remarkable progress in terms of human development in recent years, the region still faces significant gender disparities and the gender-based violence has soared in South Asia, especially during the pandemic. Discriminatory social norms, lack of adequate social protection system, forced marriage and lack of access to basic facilities such as health, nutrition, education and employment are some of the major factors. It is in this context, the study aims to improve understanding of how the women of South Asia are gaining and exercising power and of the obstacles and backlash they face, moving beyond discussion of women's empowerment as a matter of control over domestic economic resources or labour market participation. The research will have articles from the senior experts from all the South Asian countries which will cover the following sub-themes (but not limited to):

  • Gender and social inclusion
  • Gender and education
  • Gender and democracy
  • Women’s Representation in Politics
  • Gender equality
  • Gender in the workplace
  • Women’s empowerment in science and in other areas
  • Gender and small and medium sized enterprises
  • Gender and entrepreneurship
  • Gender and law
  • Gender economics

The book will be jointly edited by Dikshya Singh Rathour (Program Coordinator, Women for Human Rights and Research Associate, NIICE) and Dr. Pramod Jaiswal (Research Director, NIICE - Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement).

The book will be published by reputed international publisher and appropriate remuneration will be provided to few selected papers.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline                               15 November 2021

Notification of abstract acceptance                       25 November 2021

Submission of Full Paper                                        5 January 2022


For those interested, please:

Send your abstract (250-300 words), and brief bio of the author (of 100 words) by 15 November 2021 and full paper (4000-6500 words) by 15 December 2021 to

Please note the following:

  • The title of the proposed paper must not be longer than 90 characters (including spaces).
  • The length of the final proposed paper should be less than 6500 words (including abstract, references plus 2-3 tables or graphs, if needed).
  • Please use Harvard citations format for referencing;

For any queries and clarification, please free to contact us by email (mentioned above) or WhatsApp: +977-9840383300.

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