Call for Proposals


International Conference  on Gender and Migration: Critical Issues and Policy Implications

Irrespective of the causes of migration, there are a combination of factors that may play out differently for men and women at every stage of the migration cycle. While in many cases migration can improve the conditions of women’s life by providing more income and social status, in other cases - especially if they are irregular migrants - they may also face abuse and discrimination. Approaches that link theory, policy and practice are needed in the global policy agenda to address the gender equality concerns in the migration context. This international conference invites expert contributions on the following areas:

  • Transnationalism, diasporas and gender
  • Gender and labour migration
  • Gender-based violence and forced migration
  • Migration and gender in the media
  • Healthcare and migrant women
  • Gender and migrant family relations
  • Gendered experiences in Turkish migration

The decision process for the contributions will include two steps: in the first instance abstracts (up to 350 words) will be reviewed by the conference committee and those invited for the second step will be asked to submit a full proceedings paper (up to 4000 words). All papers invited for the final programme will be published in the conference proceedings and will also be considered for a potential edited book that will be compiled by the organisers after the meeting. Formal meetings will be followed with a social programme and relevant site visits organised by the host institutions.


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