Call for submission

deadline for submissions: 
November 11, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of Women for Arts and Science and Education

Violence against Women (VAW)" Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies deadline for submissions: November 1, 2021 full name / name of organization: Faculty of Women for Arts, Science & Education, Ain Shams University contact email: 

Call for papers

"Violence against Women (VAW)"

Special Issue of the International Journal of Childhood and Women's Studies

ISSN: 2682-4361 (print) & E-ISSN 2682-437X (online)


Violence against women (VAW), also known as gender-based violence and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) are violent acts primarily or exclusively committed against women. Such violence is often considered as a form of hate crime, committed against women and can take many forms. The United Nations defines violence against women as "any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual, or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life." (1) In this special issue, we invite contributions from scholars working across transnational contexts, professional contexts, and across disciplines.


Suggested topics:

  • The concept of violence against women and its historical roots
  • The social dimensions of violence against women
  • Forms of violence against women
  • COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women
  • Representation of violence against women in literary fiction, graphic narratives, films, web series, television & popular culture
  • Dissident writings of women: Voices against violence
  • Language and domestic violence
  • Cognitive linguistics and discrimination
  • Forensic linguistics and gender
  • Role of social media in gender based violence
  • Sororities and female bonding
  • Female fortitude, resistance, and survival
  • Violence against women between jurisprudence and international conventions
  • Comparative studies related to violence against women

Submission procedure:


All manuscripts are subject to a double-anonymized peer review process. Research articles should not exceed 9,000 words, including references and a 250-word abstract. Formatting and references should follow the latest APA format. The deadline for submitting full manuscripts is October 1, 2021 via the online submission system:

Authors should clearly indicate that the papers submitted are for the special issue "Violence against Women." For further questions and inquiries, please visit or contact the corresponding editor at