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Inaugural Asia-Pacific conference on Gendered Violence and Violations

July 31, 2014 at 9:28 AM

The Gendered Violence Research Network (GVRN) – a joint initiative of UNSW Arts and Social Sciences and UNSW Law – will hold its inaugural Asia-Pacific conference on Gendered Violence and Violations at UNSW Australia (The University of New South Wales) in Sydney on 10-12 February 2015.

Gendered violence is increasingly recognised as a major global problem and constitutes a violation of human rights for women, men, children and elders. This ground-breaking international conference with an Asia-Pacific focus will combine and expand interdisciplinary research and practitioner knowledge to encourage innovation and best practice in responding to gendered and sexualised violence. It will also be an opportunity to explore less visible violations related to gendered inequality and injustice, including the continuing effects of colonisation.

The GVRN conference aims to facilitate the exchange of perspectives, ideas and strategies between countries, regions and sectors, and will focus on the following conference themes/streams:

  • Investigating psycho-social, therapeutic and prevention interventions for gendered violence and violations:what are emerging interventions and do we know how effective they are, and can we intervene and prevent at the same time?
  • Engaging with policy and legal responses to gendered violence and violations:how are policies at different levels being designed, implemented and evaluated; and what are existing and potential innovative legal responses?
  • Exploring conceptualisations and representations of gendered violence and violations: how can various art forms  literature, television, visual arts and multimedia  be used by diverse cultural groups, and produce spaces of critique and agency?

For more information about the conference and how to submit papers, click here.