As part of the project “University and Gender Mainstreaming (UNIGEM)”, the TPO Foundation from Sarajevo and the University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC) of the University of Sarajevo (UNSA) invite researchers from the academic community (professors and PhD students) from the field of humanities, social and especially legal sciences, as well as activists, who work in the field of combating gender-based violence, to participate in research that will deal with the analysis of verdicts for gender-based violence, especially sexual violence and femicide, and writing theoretical texts based on the aforementioned analysis.

The focus of the analysis will be on the arguments of the defence at the trials and in public, as well as on the explanations of the verdicts, with the aim of offering answers to questions such as these:

  • do they make the victim co-responsible for the violence that had happened,
  • do they divide the victims into “good and bad” ones, given the acceptability of their behavior before and during the procedure,
  • do they interpret rape as a misunderstanding, i.e. assuming that the strength of the victim’s resistance, and not simply verbal non-compliance, is decisive for the rape to be characterized as rape, and
  • do they start from gender stereotypes, such as wounded male pride and impulsiveness as inherent in “male” nature, when “explaining” the causes of violence.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 15, 2023.

The summary should have a maximum of 300 words.

By 30th June 2023, there will be organized a virtual workshop for authors for all further arrangements.

The deadline for submitting complete papers is September 10, 2023.

For all additional information, please contact us via address: koordinator6@tpofond.org

TPO Foundation
Porodice Ribar 53, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina


University Gender Resource Center (UNIGeRC) of the University of Sarajevo (UNSA)
Zmaja od Bosne 8, 71 000 Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina