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Women in war and at war: recent developments

WOMEN IN WAR AND AT WAR:Recent Developments is an international conference on women’s rights being staged by the University of Warwick, Aberystwyth University and The Open University on the 18th-19th September 2014.

This conference builds on the 2012 Women in War and at War conference held at Aberystwyth University and is designed to focus in particular on recent developments in relation to women and war.

The event will focus on the role of women as actors, participants and rights holders in armed conflicts, with special attention paid to recent developments in Syria and other theatres of conflict.

The full call for papers is attached below.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Christine Chinkin, London School of Economics

We will consider the impact of measures aimed at addressing war violence against women and if they will make a real difference. Have they had any impact on the way that armed conflict is conducted? How much can the law actually achieve? What do recent conflicts tell us about the contemporary representations of women in and at war?

Proposals for papers are invited in the following or related areas:

  • Women and the conflict in Syria
  • Women, the Arab Spring and the aftermath
  • International Humanitarian Law: effectiveness and challenges
  • International Criminal Law and the prosecution of gender-related crimes
  • Representations of women in and at war
  • Women, war and the media
  • Women in post-conflict settings
  • Gender and conflict.

Abstracts of max. 250 words should be submitted by 28 February 2014 to Authors of selected abstracts will be informed by mid-March 2014.


File Call for Papers Women in War and at War.docx1.63 MB




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Date posted

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Updated:  7 November 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute