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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Peace Review

For a Special Issue on
Femicide in War and Peace

Manuscript deadline
15 January 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Shalva Weil, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
[email protected]

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Femicide in War and Peace

Under the guest editorship of Professor Shalva Weil, Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, UK and Senior Researcher in the School of Education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 34(2) invites essays for a special issue on Femicide in War and Peace.

Femicide is the deliberate killing of women because they are women, or perceived as women. It exists along a continuum of harm that includes everything from emotional abuse, psychological abuse, financial abuse, barriers to personal autonomy and safety/security, to physical and sexual abuse, terminating in homicide. It includes infanticide, sex selection, misogynistic laws and/or cultural practices and can include genital mutilation, forced sterilization, or forced pregnancy. Women experience this form of violence worldwide during peacetime as well as in times of crisis, conflict, or national insecurity, be it civil or, epidemiological (viz. the covid-19 pandemic).

We welcome submissions for a Special Issue that explores the many forms of the murder of women and girls in relation to peace and conflict and racial and ethnic strife within and among nations, countries, communities, peoples, and organizations. Both historical and contemporary conceptualizations of femicide are welcome, as are theoretical and topical ruminations on what and how reconciliation and prevention of violence against women (VAW) can be considered in relation to alternative models of addressing disputes. The elimination of femicide could mean a peaceful life that allows women to live full human lives without threat, risk, and lethal harm. While we imagine the bulk of submissions will come from academics involved in analyzing femicide, we also encourage activists, policy-makers and advocates to submit.

General themes that contributors can address in their essays include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ethnic differentiation in femicide
  • The effects of conflict on rates of femicide
  • Arms and guns and the killing of women
  • Models of reconciliation in violent domestic situations
  • Policy in different countries regarding femicide
  • Femicide as a human rights issue
  • Domestic terrorism and COVID-19
  • Interpersonal wars and violence: psychological aspects
  • Critical theory and feminist theory in relation to VAW
  • Female survivors
  • Social movements and activism in preventing violence
  • Intersectionality and the lethal killing of women
  • The law and legal aspects of femicide in peace and war

Content Questions

Expression of Interest and questions to the guest editor are welcome, and may increase the chance of publication. Please direct content-based questions or concerns to the guest editor: Professor Shalva Weil, [email protected]

Submission Instructions

Essays keen to be considered for inclusion in this special edition should be uploaded to the Peace Review Portal on the Taylor and Francis Journal website no later than January 15, 2022.

Peace Review accepts the following types of articles: Essay, Review, Interview, Collection, Oration

Articles should be submitted via the journal online portal and utilize the Taylor & Francis Journal WORD Template.

  • Essays:  2500–3500 words, excluding references.
  • Reviews: 3000-3500 words, excluding references.
  • Interviews: 1200-1500 words, including context
  • Collections: 1800-2000 words + 3-5 photos or images, excluding references
  • Oration: 3–5-minute audio file + transcription, accompanied by a written introduction/analysis of 800-1000 words
  • GRAPHICS: an individual, copyright compliant graphic (map, picture, photo etc.) counts as 250 words toward the word count.

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