28-30 November 2013
Venue: OP Jindal Global University, Sonipat 131001, Haryana, India
Organized by Jindal Global Law School, Haryana and Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, India
Dr Keerty Nakray (Jindal Global Law School) and
Dr Vina Vaswani, Centre for Ethics, Yenepoya University, Mangalore
Dr Amar Jesani (Centre for Health and Allied Themes)
Dr Arnab Acharya (Jindal School for Public Policy) and
Professor Richard Cash (Harvard School for Public Health)
Background of the Workshop:
Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a universal phenomenon with variations in the forms of violence perpetrated against women and children across the world. These forms of violence are rooted in the patriarchal nature of society and range from sexual assaults in war situations, within families or places of work, sex selective abortions, acid attacks and mutilation or human trafficking. The last two decades, especially in the developing economies, has witnessed a greater impetus on a public health approach to GBV. This approach focuses on multi-sectoral interventions involving health, social work and care, legal and teaching professionals. Most importantly, research and evidence collection through qualitative and quantitative methods forms the basis of advocacy efforts for directing policy and government's budgets. Gender based violence and child abuse remain difficult areas of research owing to reasons such as (1) Fear of breach of confidentiality (2) Concerns about re-victimisation (3) Possibility of vicarious trauma (4) Difficulties in accessing participants and issues around privacy (5) Availability of psychological, therapeutic and other support services for research participants and researchers. Research on gender based violence and child abuse represents the touchstone of feminist ethics to engage closely with social reality and to change the oppressive gender relations. This workshop will highlight the key ethical issues in researching gender based violence and child abuse. This workshop is targeted towards academics and professionals based in non-governmental or governmental organisations undertaking primary research in the field of gender based violence and child maltreatment.
Aims & Objectives of the Workshop
- To provide an overview of recent debates in social science and public health research globally.
- To introduce guidelines to ethical principles and work whilst conceptualizing research on gender based violence and child maltreatment, through films and case-studies.
- To encourage and generate awareness of various ethical issues that should be addressed while planning, conducting and dispersing on gender based violence and child maltreatment.
- To address issues of physical and emotional safety for research participants and researchers.
- To study the quantitative and qualitative approaches to gender based violence and child abuse.
- To create a supportive environment for researchers to discuss and share their experiences of undertaking research on gender based violence and child maltreatment.
- To promote evidence based research and publications on ethics in gender based violence and child abuse research.
- To understand the practical approaches in specific contexts.
- To study the method of protocol writing, planning and budgeting for studies on violence.
Registration Fees: INR 4500 (Academic Staff) and INR 3000 for PhD/ M Phil students for registration before October 15 2013 and late registration will be accepted till 1st November 2013 and a late fee of INR 1000 will be charged.
Expressions of interest should be sent to: Dr Keerty Nakray, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th October 2013 along with a Demand Draft to be made in favour of OP JINDAL GLOBAL UNIVERSITY Sonipat/ By Online transfer in below mentioned account
Wire Transfer Information:
Name of the Account: O P Jindal Global University
Name of the Bank: HDFC Bank Limited
Address of the Bank: L -203, Model Town, Sonipat – 131001, Haryana
Bank Account Number: 01910310000100
IFSC Code: HDFC0000191