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CFP: 2nd International Women’s Day: Women in Peace and Conflict Conference

Hope Monday 16 November 2015

2nd International Women’s Day:

 Women in Peace and Conflict Conference.

9th March 2016

 The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies,

Liverpool Hope University.


Women in Peace and Conflict 2016, organised to celebrate International Women’s Day will bring together academic researchers and practitioners with the aim of identifying the historical and contemporary involvement of women in peace and conflict. Globally women are on the fringe, from the global gender pay gap and the devaluing of “feminine” labour to a critical lack of access to education and health care as well as the issue of gender specific violence. Women are at the forefront of conflict and violence from the domestic to international arenas. Theoretically and empirically unpacking historical involvement, narratives and potential future opportunities, the conference aims to reflect on involvement and enhance visibility of women in peace and conflict.  This interdisciplinary conference invites papers regarding the historical, contemporary and potential future involvement of women in peace and conflict. Submissions focused on contemporary conflicts, such as those in Ukraine and Syria, are especially encouraged.


The conference invites papers on the themes of:

Historical analysis of women’s involvement in past conflicts including front line activities, anti-war campaigns and pacifist activism

Analysis of women’s involvement in all aspects of peace and conflict

Assessment of future directions of women’s roles in peace and conflict

Gender dimensions of violence in conflict

Analysis of literary narratives of women in peace and conflict

For individual papers or poster presentations please submit an abstract of 200 words with a 100 word biography. For panel proposals, with three speakers, please suggest a panel title and chair along with details of the three abstracts.

Please submit applications by 5pm 3rd of February 2016.  Please send abstracts to SusanForde: fordes[@]