[EN] С 5 по 6 ноября пройдет Первая международная конференция «Женщины в современной Центральной Азии»

The Russian East European Eurasian Studies Centre at the University of Graz, Austria, is pleased to announce that it is hosting the First International Conference "Women in Modern Central Asia", on the 6th and 7th of November 2012.

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The Russian East European Eurasian Studies Centre (REEES) at the University of Graz, Austria, is pleased to announce that it is hosting the First International Conference «Women in Modern Central Asia», on the 6th and 7th of November 2012.

Background:

The goal of the conference is to create a forum of exchange between young scholars and practitioners from NGOs and International Organizations. Renowned keynote speakers, such as former the former President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mme Rosa Otunbayeva, will share their experience and bring encouragement to a new generation of scholars who work on gender issues and their effect on the socio-economic development of Central Asia. The conference will solicit papers from social sciences and law, approaching the issue of the lives of women in Central Asia from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The first conference of this sort will be designed to take stock of developments following 20 years of independence, further conferences will translate into action, particularly in the legislative arena.

Call for Papers:

We are pleased to call for papers addressing the topic of the conference by inviting a broad range of participation of scholars and young researchers on the following key issues:

· Trafficking in Women
· Domestic Violence
· Effects of Migration
· Women in the Labor Market
· Women in Politics and the Work Place
· Demography and Women’s Rights
· Influence of Religion
· Women and Security

The deadline for the submission of abstracts (500 words is maximum) is 1st of September 2012 . All abstracts must be emailed (along with CV and letter of motivation) to reees@uni-graz.at.

Scholarships:

There are limited funds available to cover travel costs and accommodation. For applicants from Central Asia, a separate line of support will be established by the Friedrich Ebert Foudation. Should you wish to be considered for a full or partial scholarship, please indicate this when you submit your application.

University of Graz

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