Christopher Newport University's  College of Arts and Humanities  seeks papers for the 2nd annual conference on the

Global Status of Women and Girls
March 24-26, 2017

"Understanding, Defining, and Preventing Violence"

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to foster inquiries into the complex and multifocal issues faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. We invite scholars from all academic disciplines to submit proposals addressing the political, social, economic, psychological, sociological, developmental, educational, literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, ethical and health issues of women and girls.

The conference seeks not only to clarify key questions that must be asked in this vital area of public policy but also to unearth the forces that created these current dilemmas. Submissions from any academic discipline are welcome. We invite professionals in both academic and nonacademic settings to submit proposals. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Assault & Rape / Date Rape
  • Sex Trafficking / Human Trafficking
  • Domestic Violence & Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • Bullying / Cyberbullying
  • Cyberbullying / Electronic Aggression
  • Aggression
  • Female Genital Cutting
  • Femicide & Honor Killings
  • Systemic Violence
  • War & Conflict
  • Violence against immigrants and refugees
  • Violence against individuals with disabilities
  • Violence against LGBTQ
  • Economic Issues
  • Religious Issues
  • Educational Issues
  • History of Violence
  • Social Justice & Change
  • Family Violence
  • Poverty / Stratification
  • Health Inequalities
  • Social Justice & Change

Please contact Lori Underwood, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, at with any questions about the conference.