|Call for Abstracts|
The Count Me In! South Asia Conference on Violence Against Marginalised Women is committed to recognising and celebrating voices that are often unheard. We are inviting abstracts from participants who are interested in presenting their work at the conference, and in contributing to creating research and scholarship on ending violence against sex workers, lesbians, disabled women, and trans people.
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Various intersectional themes emerge from women’s struggles across South Asia to challenge their exclusions from policies, legal reforms and economic restructuring. Histories of discrimination and resistance do not, however, always operate in similar ways, or have the same effects across disparate cultural locations in South Asia. We invite participants to contribute to research on violence against marginalised women by submitting abstracts on any of the following issues, or on related topics.
Models of Resistance: Strategies to Resist Violence against Marginalised Women
Marginalisation, Discrimination, Stigma, Exclusion and Violence: Looking at the Interconnections between Marginalisation, Discrimination, Stigma, Exclusion and Violence
Identities: Identity as a Lens to Understand Violence against Sex Workers, Lesbians, Disabled Women, and Trans People
Legal Regulation: Criminalisation of Women's Lives, Their Profession etc. that Results in Their Marginalisation and Hinders Their Access to Human Rights
Voice and Representation: Voices of Marginalised Women and Their Representation in Movements, Laws, Policies, Media etc.
Abstracts are invited for presentations in the following three formats:
Interactive panel: Up to 3 speakers and a moderator speak or present in turns in a panel-style discussion. We encourage you to interact with the audience as much as possible during the course of the panel presentation.
Individual Presentation: Individuals will present their work before an audience, followed by an interactive discussion.
Artistic and Creative Presentations: These sessions will not only engage critically with creative expression as it relates to issues of marginalisation, but will also attempt to engage participants in collectively creating art for social change. Examples of such sessions include participatory theatre, mural painting etc.
All those applying for a scholarship must submit an abstract.
If you are currently or have previously worked on issues of marginalisation and social exclusion, and would like to present your work at the Count Me In! South Asia Conference, please download the call for abstracts form here and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your abstracts on or before the 1st of March 2011.