Call for Papers: Upholding Gendered Peace at a Time of War: Academics and Activists Speak Out on the Shifting Places of Women in the Arab World
The wars and unrest in the Arab region, the ongoing wars raging presently in Syria, Iraq, Kurdistan, Libya, and on the borders of Lebanon, have proven lethal to women’s rights. The gender dimension is at the core of both the struggle during armed conflict and the social reconstruction that follows. For that purpose the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University in Beirut is hosting a conference from June 2-4, 2015 entitled “Upholding Gendered Peace at a Time of War: Academics and Activists Speak Out on the Shifting Places of Women in the Arab World”. The conference is organized in partnership with “Women in War” (Carol Mann), and “Beit Al-Hanan” (Evelyne Accad).
The languages of the conference will be: English, Arabic, and French.
Deadline for Abstracts: February 20, 2015
Gender and Armed Conflict
IWSAW in partnership with the Department of Social Sciences hosted a lecture entitled “Gender and Armed Conflict” on January 13, 2015. Dr. Carol Mann, an expert on gender and armed conflict, gave an intriguing lecture which initiated a lively discussion that followed the presentation. Read more…