“Situating Gendered Violence Within a Global Context”

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The 19th Annual Conference on Women and Gender
at the University of Connecticut
Friday and Saturday, February 16 and 17, 2007

Presented by the University of Connecticut Women’s Studies Program, with support from the Human Rights Institute

Keynote Address by
Dr. Charlotte Bunch
Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Recipient of numerous women’s human rights awards, and author/editor of over 100 publications on women’s human rights and activism

Call for Sessions: The Conference committee is seeking proposals for papers, workshops, artwork, performances, poster sessions, and other contributions that speak to this year’s conference theme examining the global intersections of gender and violence. Due to the urgency of this year’s theme, the conference committee has decided to extend the conference an extra afternoon to accommodate all presenters and allow opportunities for attendees to dialogue with each other. Sessions will be held on Friday afternoon as well as all day Saturday and will be 75 minutes long; individual papers will be held to a 15 minute time limit.

Possible Topics include, but are not limited to:
-Sexual Violence International Tribunals Empire/Imperialism Femicide
-Domestic Violence Violence and Colonialism Refugee Crises Beijing Platform
-Genital Surgeries Violence, Gender and Immigration Anti-Violence Organizing Infanticide
-War and Gender Gender and the Prison System Violence and Sexuality State Violence
-Poverty and Gender Race, Class and Violence Sexual Harassment Trafficking
-Peace Activism Anti-Gay/Lesbian Violence Religion and Violence Legal Aspects
-Safety & Healing Violence & Feminist Theory Violence and the Media Child Abuse

For complete Panels: please submit a 1 page proposal for each paper as well as a paragraph describing the panel as a whole, contact information for each member of the panel (including standard mail and email), each member’s full name and affiliation, and a designated moderator. All other submissions, including single papers, poster sessions, performances, etc: please submit a 1 page proposal complete with standard mail and email contact information, full name, and affiliation.

Please include a title for all submissions as well as any anticipated special needs (such as Powerpoint, DVD player, etc).

All presenters are required to register at the conference pre-registration fee, not to exceed $35.00 for one day, $65.00 for two days. On Friday, February 16, there is a small additional fee for parking. Please include a note if you are not available for both days.

Submission Deadline: November 17, 2006. Presenter Notification: December 17, 2006

Please send all submission materials or questions electronically to:
Barbara Gurr, Conference Coordinator:
Barbara.gurr@uconn.edu

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