IPRA 2016



26th IPRA International General Conference on




November 27th -1st December, 2016   


Theme of the Conference:  AGENDA FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT:  Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Transformation, and the Conflict, Disaster and Sustainable Development Debate  


Gender and Peace Commission


Gender and peace commission questions intersection that involves multidimensional problems of contemporary society. Gender dimension of peace, involves question such as feminisation of poverty, rape over women, genocides (Bosnia, Uganda, Rwanda), feminicides (Mexico, Juarez, Guatemala), queer bushings, trafficking in women, drug cartels, but also cases when women are perpetuator such as girls gang in hypersexualised culture and (as Jennifer Fleetwood alerts in her latest book Drug mules) Asian women traffickers (who rather become traffickers then victims of trafficking). Civil wars around globe, mostly effect women and children. Genocidal war in Srebrenica influenced the formation of group of Mothers of Srebrenica and Žepa Enclaves. Women are the main peace negotiators and fighters for global peace, and famous peace agreements such as Zanzibar declaration, CEDAW convention, and Beijing platform for action were all raised and signed by women. Feminist contribution to theory of citizenship and solution of ecological problem is similar to idea of cosmopolitan democracy raised by Daniel Archibugi and idea of ecological nationalism as a supranational form of nationalism. Muslim feminists (such as Zilka Šiljak Spahić) argue against global dissemination of anti Muslim propaganda, but also alert on kidnapping of school girls in Abuja, Nigeria. Transitional justice and reconciliation are the main factors for providing the global peace and equal rights and gender rights for all.

Gender and Peace Commission Call for papers

Gender and Peace commission focuses on gender dimension of peace and human debris in 21 century. Sociologist Nancy Chodrow (2002 : 256), explains causes of  hate crimes because of ethnic racism or sexual racism: „paranoid-schizoid code, based protectively on split off images of repudiated women and feminized and boy-like man, fusses with paranoid-schizoid splitting of good self and hated bad object. The enemies are constructed as part objects without subjectivity and provide the sadistic pleasure of violence“. In line with  The Enemy Outside :thoughts on the psychodynamics of extreme violence with special attention to men and masculinity, Chodrow (2002 : 236) writes on violence and aggressions in urban societies such as „collective cruelty, brutality, killing, torture, death squads, ethnic cleaning, political rage expressed thorough murder, rape, genocide murders of indigenous people, ethnocide tribal warfare’s, gang violence, gang wars“, which are main focal points of this comission.  Outer ring of this investigations is related with feminists such as Uma Narayan, Nira Yuval Davis, Tine Davis, Francien Van Driel, Chandra Mohanty, Gaytri Spivak, Vandana Shive call for neccesity of braking a silence on Third World Women discrimination, as well as discrimination of the other nation and other colour, especially the global question of feminisation of poverty. This postcolonial feminist thought represents part of Global World politics of World Comission on social dimensions of globalisation, which in its report entitled Fair globalisation:creating the opportuinities for all: „We want to make the globalisation means of sharing human wellfere and freedom, and bringing the democracy and development in local unions in which people live. Our shared goal is to make consesus for joined action that will accomplish this vision, in order for this proces developing to involve states, international organisation, economy, work, and civil society“. The inner and outer rings of world famine and suffering involve women as a main object of brutal violence. Exemple is described in Remedies for the Women of Ciudad:  „As one writer put it, the kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder of women in Juárez( such as Genocide in Bosnia for Europe and world) represents “the most shameful human-rights scandal in Mexico’s recent history.”  The number of murders has been disputed. Amnesty International claims the total may be 370 murders and that seventy women are still missing“( Simmons 2006:493).


Three types of submissions will be considered: abstracts, individual papers, and panel discussions. Where appropriate, submissions should be written according to a scholarly style manual. The same submission should not be submitted to more than one Commission. Any double submission will be automatically removed from the system. In order to accommodate audio-visual needs, please indicate specific equipment needs during the submission process. Please make the request only if necessary. Student papers should be clearly identified in the header. All submissions should be completed by uploading your completed form into the central submission database on the IPRA 2016 Conference web site. Abstracts or panel proposals should be included in the Application Form but completed papers should be sent as attachments at least two months before the conference. To ensure blind review, ALL NAMES MUST BE REMOVED from the abstracts or panel proposals before they are uploaded in the application form. Any abstract or panel proposal with names or affiliations of the author(s) will be removed from the review process.

For specific details regarding types of submissions see below:


Abstract should include a title and should be between 300 and 500 words addressing the purpose of the research, the goals, methods, and the type of data.


Proposals for panel discussions should include the title of the submission, description of the panel and how it will be conducted, presenters’ names and institutional affiliations, and a 1-2 page panel rationale which explains the justification for the panel. Please also include abstracts from the individual contributors to the panel. Preference will be given to proposals featuring participants from different institutions.


Completed paper submissions due two months before the conference should include a title and a 100-150 word abstract.

For more information about IPRA, the 2016 conference, or to submit an application form, abstract or proposal, go to www.ipra2016.org or http://iprapeace.org/

 Fair globalisation: creating the opportunities for all, The World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, ILO Publication, April, 2004, pp.2.





  • Senthan Selvarajah -- (Northumbria University, UK)
  • Di Luo --(Northumbria University, UK)
  • Brima Bah, University of Sierra Leone, SL 



  • Ibrahim Seaga Shaw—Northumbria University, UK
  • Senthan Selvarajah—Northumbria University, UK