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Call for Papers - Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week, 7-13 February 2022

Report and Support is an online service where visitors, students, and members of staff at the University of Warwick can disclose how they have been affected by Sexual Misconduct, Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, Hate Incident/Hate Crime. 

The Report and Support Team are running a series of events to mark national Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week 2022. These events will showcase the remarkable work of individuals and groups working in the field or who have implemented strategies, campaigns, and initiatives to combat sexual violence and abuse. Our goal is to raise awareness around these topics, generate discussion among our communities, and break down the silence and stigma that surrounds sexual abuse and sexual violence, so that survivors can feel empowered to disclose their experiences and seek support. 

PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, and academics working at the University of Warwick are invited to submit a paper for a research-led online event that will look at current and emerging academic research around this topic. We welcome papers and work-in-progress from researchers and academics working on any aspect of sexual abuse and sexual violence. Whether you are getting started with your PhD, preparing for your VIVA, embarking on postdoctoral research, or are an established academic in the field, we want to hear from you! 

We also welcome research in any discipline, including but not limited to, gender and sexuality studies, anthropology, education, sociology and social policy, psychology, social work, economics, political science, architectural and urban planning, business, law, literature, STEM disciplines, cultural studies, media and communication studies, creative arts. We particularly welcome intersectional, interdisciplinary, and cross-cultural approaches. 

We are open to work applying different research methods (i.e. qualitative and/or quantitative data, case studies, field work, etc.) as well as different dissemination outlets (i.e. talks, creative performances, virtual content, photographic and video-documentary research, etc.). 

Topics might include, but are not limited to: 

-          Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention 
-          Mental Health and Wellbeing 
-          Legal and Criminal Justice Systems 
-          Cultural and Media Representations 
-          Masculinities and Gender-Based Violence 
-          Feminist Approaches 
-          Domestic Violence 
-          LGBTQ+ 
-          Faith 
-          Online and Digital Platforms 
-          Porn 
-          Activism 
-          Future Challenges 

The event also aims to facilitate the creation and expansion of participants’ professional networks in a supportive and engaging environment. Candidates will be allocated a 20-minute slot to present their research, followed by a 5-minute slot for Q&A. 

If you would like to be considered, please submit a 500 word abstract by Monday, 3 January 2022. You can send your submissions to reportandsupport@warwick.ac.uk. Please, also include a title and a short personal introduction. We will contact you with a decision soon after the deadline. The event is likely to take place on Monday, 7 February 2021. If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss your proposal further, please contact us at reportandsupport@warwick.ac.uk

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