Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya National Seminar on Identification of Abusive Relationships and Prevention of Domestic Violence

Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya would like to extend a very special invitation to National Commission for Women, Govt of India sponsored National Seminar on 30th January, 2022; on the topic Identification of Abusive Relationships and Prevention of Domestic Violence organized by Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya.

Writers, students and Research Scholars representing different educational institutions are hereby requested to send their papers for this Seminar following the instructions given below. We sincerely hope and believe that your participation in this auscipcious event at our college will positively contribute in throwing new perspectives on the topic and thereby help in making the seminar achieve the desired success.

About Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Digboi Mahila Mahavidyalaya was established way back in the year 1981. A host of leading personalities of this historic township of Digboi felt the necessity for higher education exclusively for women and the dreams and aspirations of these people finally resuted in the establishment of this Arts College on 24th July, 1981.

The college started with six students in 1981 and today, it has more than a thousand tudents in its roll. Digboi is surrounded by the lush greenery of the tea gardens and the sense forests which join the foothills of the neighbouring state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Call for Paper

Abusive relationships and domestic violence against women and children is a serious public health concern, with costs at multiple levels of society. Although violence is a threat to everyone, women and children are particularly susceptible to victimization because they often have fewer rights or lack appropriate means of protection.

In some societies certain types of violence are deemed socially or legally acceptable, thereby contributing further to the risk to women and children. In the past decade research has documented the growing magnitude of such violence, but gaps in the data still remain. Victims of violence of any type fear stigmatization or societal condemnation and thus often hesitate to report crimes.

The issue is compounded by the fact that for women and children the perpetrators are often people they know and because some countries lack laws or regulations protecting victims. Some of the data that have been collected suggest that rates of violence against women range from 15 to 71 percent in some countries and that rates of violence against children top 80 percent.

These data demonstrate that violence poses a high burden on global health and that violence against women and children is common and universal. Violence against women is partly a result of gender relation that assumes men to superior to women.

Violence against women in India is an issue rooted in societal norms and economic dependence. Discriminatory practices are underlined by laws favoring men.

Inadequate policing and judicial practices deny female victims proper protection and justice, Manifestations of violence include physical aggression, such as blows of varying intensity, burn attempted hanging, sexual abuse and rape, psychological violence through insult, humiliation, coercion, blackmail, domestic aggression towards women and girls due to various reason.

The proposed seminar on “Identification of Abusive Relationships and Prevention of Domestic Violence” will focus on these issues as well as interrupting this transmission of violence.

Intervention strategies include preventing violence before it starts as well as preventing recurrence, preventing adverse effects (such as trauma or the consequences of trauma), and preventing the spread of violence to the next generation or social level.

Successful strategies consider the context of the violence, such as family, school, community, national, or regional settings, in order to determine the best programs.

Outcome of the Seminar

This conference will focus on sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, human trafficking, and elder abuse to highlight promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to these crimes in all of our communities.

The conference will be the platform to discuss the best international practices in preventing domestic violence, issues related to the inter-agency response to domestic violence, activities of the crisis centres, effectiveness of the measures to prevent and combat violence against women, protection of motherhood and childhood, strengthening the role of family in the society

Sub-Themes

  1. Eve- Teasing, Molestation, Sexual Abuse and Rape
  2. The Nature of Violence against Women
  3. Historical & Sociological Dimensions of Women’s Position in Indian
    Society
  4. Forced Prostitution and Trafficking of Women and the Girl Child
  5. Sexual Harassment and Abuse at the Work Place
  6. Women’s Empowerment and Change in Indian Society
  7. Domestic Violence and Honour Based Killing
  8. Cyber-Crime against Women
  9. Harassment in Holy Places
  10. Violence in Work Place
  11. Role of Education, Society & Culture in Promoting Women’s Position
  12. Literary Perspectives on Status of Women
  13. Forms of Empowerment of Women and the Future Needs
  14. Family Violence against Women
  15. Physical Abuse of Women
  16. Sexual Abuse and Rape in Intimate Relationships
  17. Psychological and Emotional Abuse
  18. Sexual Abuse of Children and Adolescents
  19. Sex-Selective Abortions and Female Infanticide
  20. Traditional and Cultural Practices Affecting the Health and Lives of Women
  21. Violence against Women during COVID-19 Lockdown
  22. State and Violence against Women
  23. Law and its Negotiation with Woman
  24. Women, Work and Violence
  25. Caste and Violence against Women
  26. Knowledge and the Reproduction of Violence against Women
  27. The Female Body as a Site of Violence
  28. Any Other Topic Related to the Main Theme of the Seminar

Guidelines for submission of Abstracts

  • All participants are required to submit an abstract about 200-250 words in .doc/x formats.
  • Format: 1 – inch margin, 1.5 line spacing, Times New Roman, 12 fonts.
  • Participants can send Abstracts and Full Paper in anyone of the following language : English, Assamese, Bengali and Hindi.
  • Participants writing a papers in Assamese, Hindi & Bengali are requested to use the Ramdhenu Software Geetanjali Fonts Page Maker file.
  • Registration Fee : Participants with Paper Rs. 1,000/-, Without Paper Rs. Rs. 800/- Research Scholar Rs. 700/- and Students :Rs. 600/- only.
  • Last date of submission of Abstract : 24th January, 2022
  • Last date of Full length paper submission : 28th January, 2022