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September 2018

Interview with Shakhnoza Khassanova

Shakhnoza Khassanova from the Kazakh NGO Sana Sezim gives us an insight into their work, as well as the legal and practical situation on domestic violence in Kazakhstan.

Read the interview here.

Calls for Papers

FEMICIDE Volume X: Contemporary Enslavement of Women and Girls                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

As part of its project on the gender-related killing of women and girls, femicide, the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) is preparing its next volume in the FEMICIDE publication series on the topic of "Contemporary Enslavement of Women and Girls”.

Submitted articles should be 1,500-3,000 words long and should address legislative responses and processes relating to femicide and especially modern day slavery of women and girls, including research, solutions, current policy and challenges. The preferred referencing style is footnotes, and as far as formatting is concerned, Calibri style, font size 12 should be used. Tables, images or graphics can also be included. Please add a bibliography list at the end of the article, and include the name of the article’s author(s) and his or her affiliation(s). The deadline to submit contributions to the upcoming publication is September 10th, 2018. Please send all contributions to hghelenagabriel[at]

New Journal of Bodies, Sexualities and Masculinities

Two board members of the American Men’s Studies Association along with Professor Chris Haywood of Newcastle University, UK, are editors of the new publication: Journal of Bodies, Sexualities and Masculinities (JBSM).

Jonathan A. Allan, Brandon University, Canada and Frank G. Karioris, University of Pittsburgh, USA along with Professor Haywood have issued a call for articles. Download the call for papers (pdf). To be considered for inclusion in the inaugural issues, the Editors recommend that submissions be received by March 1, 2019; however, all submissions will be considered for future issues.



Online Resources

End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) Webinar

18 September; 6-7 PM, CET

Reducing Gender Bias in Sexual Assault Response and Investigation

In this webinar, participants will explore the phenomenon of gender bias, both explicit (conscious) and implicit (unconscious), and the resulting stereotypes and attitudes that can influence the professional response to, and investigation of, sexual assault. Many of the same principles apply to cases of intimate partner violence and other gender-based violence.

Find more webinars in the EVAWI webinar archive.

ICMEO Conference

Presentations at ICMEO 2018

All presentations from the ICMEO conference - both keynotes and presentations in workshops - are now available online.



Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) Guidebook                                                                                                                    

Executive Guidebook: Practical Approaches for Strengthening Law Enforcement's Response to Sexual Assault

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), is a police research and policy organization and a provider of management services, technical assistance, and executive-level education to support law enforcement agencies. PERF helps to improve the delivery of police services through the exercise of strong national leadership; public debate of police and criminal justice issues; and research and policy development.

Promundo report on Engaging Men and Boys in Reproductive Health and Rights

Getting to Equal: Engaging Men and Boys in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and Gender Equality

This framing document on men, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and gender equality aims to advance the conversation with policymakers, donors, implementers, and activists, and to identify opportunities for further collaboration among advocates. The document highlights guiding principles, identifies 10 priority action areas, and outlines advocacy goals for engaging men and boys as clients, partners, and SRHR advocates. This work should support, complement, and build on past and ongoing transformative work by feminist and women’s rights organizations and activists.

Council of Europe Declaration and Guide to Good and Promising Practices on Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage

Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage

The Declaration of the Committee of Ministers on the need to step up efforts to prevent and combat female genital mutilation and forced marriage in Europe calls on member States to fully recognise these practices as human rights violations which concern European States, and to this end to develop national action plans and strategies, and to promote exchanges of practices in order to fight against these human rights affronts.

The Guide to good and promising practices aimed at preventing and combating female genital mutilation and forced marriage aims at providing strategic guidance on the standards, principles, features and characteristics of the necessary integrated response to end these practices. In support of these elements the Guide also outlines selected current initiatives being taken by a number of Council of Europe member States in preventing, combating and addressing the effects of female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

Journal of Gender-Based Violence Editors’ Choice

Journal of GBV Editors’ Choice

This month Bristol University Press is introducing new free article collections specially selected by our journal editors. Visit their website for a full list of free content.



Woman XXI International Conference on Woman and Gender Universes

20-21 September; Porto, Portugal

Woman XXI International Conference on Woman and Gender Universes

This conference has a broad, transdisciplinary focus not only on women, but also the extensive and complex universe of gender. The call for papers is still open, read more below. Registration is open here

WWP EN Annual Workshop 2018

3-5 October; Prague, Czech Republic

Journey to Accountability: Practice and Theory

This year, we will be exploring the complexities accountability entails. Working together towards responsible perpetrator programmes has always been WWP EN's aim and this workshop will enable participants to engage with the topic in-depth.

International Conference on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: victims, perpetrators and bystanders

8-9 October; Porto, Portugal

International Conference on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence: victims, perpetrators and bystanders

The conference brings together researchers, academics, doctoral students, practitioners, and policy makers to discuss topics such as sexual violence and its consequences, sexual harassment in school contexts, prevention of sexual harassment, and the role of bystanders in sexual harassment and sexual violence. Register here.

20th Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Annual Conference

22-23 October; Valleta, Malta

2018 Annual WAVE Conference

This year's WAVE conference will be tackling the issue of "The Importance of Women’s Specialist Services in Tackling Violence against Women". Register here.


Midterm Conference of the ESA Sexuality Research Network

14-15 February 2019; Cracow, Poland

Sociological explorations of sexuality in Europe: bodies, practices, and resistance in troubled times

The goal of this Midterm Conference is to provide a space for exploring bodies, practices, and forms of resistance, and for decolonizing sexuality studies, in an effort to detect centre-periphery dynamics in research agendas, language, concepts, and methods. We would like to discuss how these dynamics are related to increasing transnational mobility and precarization of research work, and to the relations between academia and social movements as sites of knowledge production. Registration opens 20 October.


June 2018

Interview with Michi Gosch and Susanne Pekler

Michi Gosch, manager of the Styrian women's shelters, and Susanne Pekler, director of NEUSTART Styria, took a moment to answer some questions about their new anti-aggression training for women using violence.

Read the full interview here.

Online Resources

March 2018

Interview with Attiya Khan

Attiya Khan is the co-director and protagonist of the documentary "A Better Man".
The documentary portrays her unique way of healing from decades old trauma and engaging with her abusive ex-partner.

Read the full interview here.


Online Resources

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