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Gender, poverty and violence: implications for gender justice in post conflict settings - call for papers

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.

University of Sydney Law School and UTS Cosmopolitan Civil Societies, in conjunction with Kings College London, University of Capetown and ActionAid 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 send an abstract of no more than 300 words to lucy.fiske@uts.edu.au by Monday 16 March 2015.

A full call for papers is available below.

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