Global Status of Women and Girls: Understanding, Defining, and Preventing Violence

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, United States
24 March, 2017 - 26 March, 2017

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster inquiries into the complex and multifocal issues faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. We invite scholars from all academic disciplines to submit proposals addressing the political, social, economic, psychological, sociological, developmental, educational, literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, ethical and health issues of women and girls.

The conference seeks not only to clarify key questions that must be asked in this vital area of public policy but also to unearth the forces that created these current dilemmas. Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome. We invite professionals in both academic and nonacademic settings to submit proposals. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault & Rape / Date Rape
  • Sex Trafficking / Human Trafficking
  • Domestic Violence & Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Bullying / Cyberbullying
  • Cyberbullying / Electronic Aggression
  • Aggression
  • Female Genital Cutting
  • Femicide & Honor Killings
  • Systemic Violence
  • War & Conflict
  • Violence against immigrants and refugees
  • Violence against individuals with disabilities
  • Violence against LGBTQ
  • Economic Issues
  • Religious Issues
  • Educational Issues
  • History of Violence
  • Social Justice & Change
  • Family Violence
  • Poverty / Stratification
  • Health Inequalities
  • Social Justice & Change

Please submit a 500-700 word abstract on this topic by September 30th 2016. All submissions will be peer reviewed, and those accepted will be notified no later than October 28th, 2016. Paper presentations will ideally be 15-20 minutes in length.

Please contact Lori Underwood, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, at with any questions about the conference.