Call for Papers – Combating Gender-Based Violence

Deadline for Submission 15 February 2023


This conference, organized by Shulamit Almog (University of Haifa) and Anne Wagner (Lille University) as part of a joint international research project in the field of gender equity, invites participants to explore the causes, forms and cultures of gender-based violence in society, including how children are educated, how Games and Art promote gender differences/stereotypes/neutrality. It is a place to reflect on the growing importance of tolerance, diversity, and acceptance of others.

We invite submissions of research proposals focusing on empirical analyses and/or theoretical/conceptual research on “Combating Gender-based violence”. We invite proposals from scholars from all disciplines, including law, gender studies, sociology, labor studies, education, economics, management, business administration, human resource management, organizational development, communication, psychology, health professions, public policy, social work and any other related area.

We welcome a variety of disciplinary perspectives in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in interdisciplinary, intersectional and critical approaches.

Submissions related, but not limited, to the following areas and topics are welcome:

  • Perpetuation of Gender Stereotypes: Causes, Forms and Cultures of Sexism in society, education (textbooks), games and Art, etc.
  • Possible links between cultural representations and violence against women
  • Masculinist movements vs. feminist movements: ideology of Gender in Society
  • Human Rights Violation
    • European Court of Human Rights,
    • European Convention on Human Rights,
    • Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence,
    • Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
    • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, etc.
  • Combating Gender Stereotypes and Advocating Tolerance
  • Combating Online and/or Offline Sexism in Hate Speech
  • Social Media platforms, places for Machiavellian Venting: Haters, Trollers, etc.
  • Facing Trauma, Fear, Anxiety and Mental Issues on normal, pre- and post-Covid-19.
  • Silencing part of the Population: intimidation, threats or abuse
  • Legal and Policy Framework to Combat Gender-based violence
  • Guaranteeing Equal Access of Women to Justice
  • Promoting Freedom, Equality, Parity – Affirmative Action
  • Gender mainstream: discussion on Freedom of Expression
  • Considering the particular vulnerability of girls and young women in the digital arena

Selected papers will be invited for publication in a special issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (Springer: and/or for inclusion in an edited volume of the Law Book Series “Law and Visual Jurisprudence” (Springer:

Abstracts of 300 words (max.) should be submitted by 15 February 2023 to both Shulamit Almog ( and Anne Wagner ( with decisions made by 15 March 2023.


Find out more information here:

4 comments on “Call for Papers – Combating Gender-Based Violence

  1. Celina kithinji

    I am a female Kenyan citizen employed by Kenyan government ,i coordinate Gender based violence program in Mombasa County (Kenya coastal region) .I have worked as a program coordinator for 3years .
    I find this conference very informative and an opportunity to learn and enhance my capacity to impact on the program in our country .
    Gender based violence is a common and rampant vice in here , i believe the conference will empower me greatly .
    If allowed i can also submit an abstract detailing our best practices to share during the conference ..
    I will appreciate your kind response.


Leave a comment


Join the Network

Join the network today to receive the latest news, publications and events straight into your inbox!

Latest from Twitter