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Some of you may be interested in this call for papers from UNESCO:

CALL FOR PAPERS, Violence against Women, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, February 2011

Within the framework of UNESCO‟s actions to combat violence against women and
enhance women‟s rights and empowerment, and building on its central objective of
promoting research that supports evidence-based decision-making, the Social and Human Sciences Sector in collaboration with the University of Hull, U.K., is currently undertaking a program of research on men and violence against women, gendered poverty and legalsocio-cultural factors influencing women‟s access to freshwater.

The aim of this program of research is to develop policy recommendations on violence against women, and more specifically men and violence against women, gendered poverty and women‟s access to fresh water. The second in this series of research meetings will be held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, in February 2011. It will build upon the success of the previous meeting, held in Pretoria in August 2007 on "Women‟s Rights for Peace and Security in post-Conflict democracies in sub-Saharan Africa," which formed the basis for a productive dialogue with Ministers at the Forum of Ministers of Women‟s Affairs of the Great Lakes Region in Mombasa in 2009, and for a series of policy papers and policy briefs, now available on the UNESCO website.

For the meeting in Kinshasa, researchers specializing in gender-based violence (GBV) are invited by UNESCO to prepare papers on the following research themes, situated within the framework of UNESCO‟s actions in favor of women living in post-conflict situations: Men and violence against women ; Gendered poverty and access to freshwater.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words, in English or French, should be submitted for review to UNESCO to gender.SHS@unesco.org no later than 30 September 2010. Contributors will be informed whether their paper has been accepted as soon as possible after this date. In order to ensure timely circulation to all participants, first drafts of research papers accepted must be submitted to UNESCO no later than 15 December 2010.

UNESCO, in accordance with its standard operating procedures, will provide around trip economy-priced ticket and daily subsistence allowances for researchers to attend the research meeting. Researchers chosen to attend the Forum of Ministers in 2011 will have costs met similarly.


Blogger Rich said...

Many thanks,

This is very relevant to me. I will be more than happy to receive more CFP like this one in the future.

I'll give this one a shot and see what happens.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:28:00 PM

Blogger Rich said...

Just to say hi! I discovered the blog only yesterday and I must confess that it looks like a great place to stop by.

Keep up the good work. DRC is such a great country and deserves better. Ndimela Ngai! Meaning 'Trust me!' in Lingala.


Thursday, September 23, 2010 12:57:00 PM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Rich, melesi! Best of luck with the conference proposal.

Thursday, September 23, 2010 6:48:00 PM


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