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Call For Chapters: Gender-Based Violence and Religion

By Jhanak Singh      15 April, 2024 04:21 PM      0 Comments
Call For Chapters Gender Based Violence and Religion

NEW DELHI: The issue of women and girls having experienced gender-specific violence and discrimination that impedes their ability to fully enjoy their human rights by State and non-State actors relying on religious “justifications” for their actions have for long remained a pertinent issue in our daily lives. 

However, till date, much attention has not been given to understanding the intersections between gender-based discrimination and religious beliefs. This despite, civil society and faith-based actors often highlighting the varied ways in which women and girls have been denied equal personhood in both the private and the public spheres in States where interpretations of religious doctrine that promote gender-based violence and discrimination are enforced through law and policy. In this regard, the field of international human rights law must readjust and adapt to the social-cultural realities of the gender problems and also religious issues taking place across the globe. This edited book delves into the intricate task of protecting human rights of women and girls by critically examining the complex interplay between human dignity, personal safety, non-discrimination and especially religious beliefs.


Through a multidisciplinary lens, the book aims to build further on the current global debate regarding the actions required to develop a comprehensive approach that addresses gender based violence from a social, cultural and more importantly a religious standpoint in the public and private sphere. This book also aims to contribute to the ongoing discourse in the name of religious beliefs and a broader perspective of secularism thereby focusing on the needs and exploitations taking place in the name of gender and human rights.

Target Audience

This book will be of interest to scholars, policymakers, law enforcement officials, and anyone concerned with playing a more vital role in advancing a safer, more equitable world for women and girls. It will provide a comprehensive overview of the various challenges faced and the steps that can be taken to protect human rights of women and girls. The target audience of the book encompasses a diverse range of individuals who are engaged in or concerned about the implications of the gender based violence on women and girls.

Recommended Topics

The following is a non-exhaustive list of areas of possible coverage:
• Religious Status and Family Laws
• Sexual and Reproductive Rights
• Gender-Based Violence by Non-State Actors on the basis of religious belief
• Gender-Based Violence in Religious Institutions and Communities
• Feminist Critique of International Legal Framework 
• Religion and Secularism with a broader framework of law
• Laws relating to Anti-Conversion rules and Right to Religion 
• International Human Rights Law and Violation of Religious Rights
• Tracing the Evolving Nature of Crimes Against Women 
• ‘Love Jihad’, Religious Cacophony and Crimes against Women
• Organized Crimes Against Women

Submission Procedure

Researchers, academics, students and practitioners are invited to submit full papers (5,000 – 7,000 words excluding references) which should also include abstracts of not more than 250 words, conforming to prescribed formatting guidelines as mentioned in the Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Guide 2023.

The submissions are to be directly sent to mailto:academicwork2024@gmail.com

All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this book project.


This book is scheduled to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Cambridge Scholars Publishing is an independent academic publisher, committed to providing a forward-thinking publishing service that champions original thinking, whilst ensuring we put our authors at the heart of everything we do. Founded in 2001 by former lecturers and researchers from the University of Cambridge, it publishes original academic work across a wide range of subjects in four key areas: Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS); Health Sciences (HS); Physical Sciences (PS); and Life Sciences (LS).

Important Dates

Full Chapter Submission: 15 June, 2024
Communication of Review: 15 August, 2024
Submission of Revised Chapter: 30 September, 2024
Communication of Final Acceptance: 15 October, 2024

About the Editors:

1. Dr. Amit Anand, Assistant Professor, School of Legal Studies, REVA University, Bengaluru, India. 

Dr. Amit Anand is presently working as an Assistant Professor at School of Legal Studies, REVA University, Bengaluru. He has a PhD (Law) from Lancaster University, U.K. (2023). He holds LL.M (Human Rights) from the University of Reading, U.K. (2015) and B.A.LL.B. (Honours.) from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru (2014). He has presented oral statements to separate United Nations Treaty Bodies in the past. Dr. Amit has also submitted written evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee, House of Commons, UK Parliament on ‘Women’s reproductive health in the UK’, October 2023. His submission has been accepted by the Select Committee and has been published on the Committee’s website. Dr. Amit has several paper publications in both national and international peer reviewed journals. His research interests lie in the area of International Human Rights Law (particularly on the issue of gender based violence, caste discrimination).

2. Ms. Deekshita Das, Assistant Professor of Law at J.B Law College (Affiliated to Gauhati University), Assam, India.

Ms. Deekshita Das is an Assistant Professor of Law at J.B. (Jnanadabhiram Barooah) Law College, Affiliated to Gauhati University, Assam, India. Previously she has an experience of working as an Assistant Professor of Law at Indian Institute of Legal Studies, Siliguri and SOA (Shiksha O’Anusandhan) National Institute of Law (SNIL), Deemed to be University, Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. She is also a Doctoral Candidate (Research Scholar), from NUSRL (National University of Study and Research in Law, NLU Ranchi) working on Religious and Conversion Rights of People in India. She completed her B.ALL.B. Honours in Criminal Law, from Gauhati University (2018), LL.M. in Constitutional Law and Public Policy from National Law University, Odisha (NLUO) 2019. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights Law from National Law School, India, University, Bengaluru (NLSIU) in 2022. She has also published a Book on NRC i.e. National Register of Citizens- A study in a border district of Assam, in the year 2021. And she has an experience of reviewing articles in various other journals both as reviewer and editor. Miss Deekshita has several paper publications in various peer reviewed journals. Her research interests lie in Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law and Criminal Laws.
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Author- Dr. Amit Anand (Assistant Professor of Law | Oral Presenter at United Nations | PhD (Law), Lancaster University, UK | LLM (Human Rights), University of Reading, UK | BALLB (Honours), NLSIU, Bengaluru) https://www.linkedin.com/in/amitanand12/


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