Call for Papers – Societies Without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences (SWB)

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Special Issue on “Gender and Human Rights”

The editors of Societies Without Borders: Human Rights and the Social Sciences (SWB)—a double-blind, peer-reviewed, open-source electronic journal devoted to cutting-edge research on human rights and public goods— together with the Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights at Suffolk University invite authors to submit manuscripts for a special issue on “Gender and Human Rights.”

The study of “Gender and Human Rights” dovetails with many key issues in the field of human rights, yet it is also distinctive and thus deserves particular attention.  With this special issue we invite submissions that examine both major and emerging issues in “Gender and Human Rights.”  This topic will also allow Societies Without Borders to utilize its strengths as a space for research from within the academy or by practitioners in the field.

The special issue seeks papers, commentaries, notes from the field, as well as poetic, visual, and other expressions devoted to examining gender and human rights.  This special issue will be released in March 2014 to celebrate the 58th Session of UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Any and all inquiries into gender and human rights in the social sciences are welcome.  Some questions for consideration include:

  • Millennium Development Goals for women and girls
  • Access and participation of women and girls to education
  • Access and participation of women and girls to science and technology
  • Women’s equal access to full employment and decent work
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
  • The Beijing Declaration
  • Women and the Environment
  • Women, Peace, and Security
  • Men’s and boys’ roles in promoting the human rights of women and girls
  • Women’s health and human rights
  • Theorizing human rights from women’s point of view
  • Teaching in gender and human rights
  • Advocacy in gender and human rights
  • Feminists and human rights
  • Gender, vulnerability and human rights
  • Gender and dignity
  • War crimes, gender, and human rights
  • Gender, protest, and human rights

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2013.

Submissions will be subject to the regular review process of SWB.