The November 2013 issue of the international journal Gender & Development, (published for Oxfam GB by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, www.tandfonline.com/gad) will look at Conflict and Violence from a gender justice and women’s rights perspective. G&D is currently read in over 90 countries, published as an online/print journal at www.tandfonline.com/gad. Content is also free online at www.genderanddevelopment.org
Women and girls – and men and boys – face violence, including gender-based violence, in times of conflict and formal ‘peace’, and in urban and rural settings.
This issue will bring together case studies of development and humanitarian work that address conflict and violence, integrating feminist analysis of causes and solutions. ‘Mainstreaming’ gender justice and women’s rights is essential if women and girls are to play a full and recognised role as citizens, in ending violence, building formal and informal peace processes, and defining human security from a gender justice perspective.
This issue hopes to explore some of the key issues in grounded case studies of real experience of this wide range of concerns. We hope to focus on – among other issues -
- women’s role in conflict resolution and peace and reconstruction within communities and at national level, exploring how this has addressed violence from a gender equality perspective
- case study examples of women’s organisations – from the grassroots to national and international movements/networks – in advocacy and campaigning at household, national, and international level
- responses to gender-based violence – case studies of approaches which have made a difference to levels of violence, offered protection to survivors, changed legislation, policy responses, attitudes, etc.
- gendered conflict prevention techniques with grassroots communities, problematising violent masculinities and working with young men on the ground to challenge conflict as a norm
- evaluations of the impact of development/humanitarian work on conflict and violence on the ground
- analyses of the intersections between gender-based violence and economic poverty, age, ethnicity, caste, and other social identities including disability and HIV etc.
- new thinking on programming in urban areas; in so-called ‘failed states’; on analysing conflict and violence along a peacetime-to-armed conflict continuum which enables us to understand these dynamics better and respond to the realities of populations, households and gendered individuals living within them.
Development and feminist policymakers and practitioners, and researchers, are all invited to share insights in this issue of Gender & Development. Please send a paragraph outlining your proposed idea for an article for this issue to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, and before the commissioning deadline: 15 January 2013.
If we are able to offer space for your contribution, we will write to you by 25 January 2013 to say so. Commissioned articles will need to be completed for a deadline of 15 April 2013.
G&D has an editorial policy of publishing in clear, jargon-free English, in order to be of use to the widest possible readership. All articles need to be based on first-hand experience, or research onthe-ground in particular country contexts, and have direct relevance to development policy and practice. Don’t worry if you have not written for a journal – we will help you with style and language!
For full guidelines and more information on the journal visit www.genderanddevelopment.org