Call for Papers: Global Symposium on Gender, Poverty & Violence, 13 – 15 July 2015 (Sydney, Australia)

Conflict has many varied and lasting impacts – for individuals directly affected, for relationships between people, for communities and at a societal level. Many of these impacts are gendered; the ways in which women experience conflict and post conflict differs in significant ways to men’s experiences.  Of particular significance are the socio-economic dimensions of conflicts and post conflict rebuilding for women. The intersections of gender, poverty and violence are an emerging and important focus of work and analysis.

We invite you to join a small symposium of international scholars to collaboratively workshop this important nexus. Some possible questions for consideration include:

*      How does the socio-economic context of post conflict societies affect women’s and men’s access to justice?
*      How do pre conflict gender norms/roles shape both the conflict and post conflict rebuilding? Conversely, how do conflict and post conflict rebuilding change gender relations and roles in societies?
*      How do gender, poverty and violence affect interpersonal and community relationships?
*      What happens to social norms during conflict and post conflict rebuilding, and how does this affect gender relations, violence and poverty interventions?
*      How effective are post conflict interventions in improving justice for women, men, children, particularly individuals and communities living in poverty? How does widespread poverty affect post conflict rebuilding strategies?

Please do not feel constrained by these questions. We very much welcome other possible relevant questions for discussion.

Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to by Monday 16 March 2015.

Successful participants will be notified by Friday 3 April 2015.

Paper presentations should be 20 minutes in length and presenters will be invited to contribute their papers soon after the symposium for inclusion in an edited volume.

Note: There is no cost for participation, however we are unable to subsidise travel or other costs.

Hosted by University of Sydney Law School and UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, in conjunction with Kings College London, University of Capetown and ActionAid.