Women's Rights and Violence in the Contemporary World Programme




THURSDAY, 30 March 2017






Conference opening



Parallel sessions I


Section A: Law


Chair: Monika Grochalska


Joanna Ptak  (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Between Stigmatization and Effective Prevention? Politicization of Law and the Efficiency of Public Policies in the Context of “Honour Based Violence”


Agnieszka Szpak (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland)

Sexual Crimes in the Judgments of the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda


M. Sakthivel (University School of Law & Legal Studies,  Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delphi, India)

Right Based Women Empowerment: Is It Right?


Ghazaleh Mollaee (University of Mazandaran, Iran)

The Procedure of the ICC: Status and Protection of Women


Section B: Literature, the Arts, the Media


Chair: Agnieszka Powierska


Aleksandra Hołubowicz (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

It Was All Her Fault”: Chutnik’s Jolanta (2015) as a Mother Guilty of Depression


Marta Maciejewska (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Oppressed Femininity in Lars von Trier's Depression Trilogy


Agnieszka Matyja (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Images of Women in Contemporary Cinema: Joy and The Intern





Lunch break



Parallel sessions II


Section A: Domestic Violence


Chair: Iwo Łoś


Monika Grochalska (University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland)

Invisible Oppression: The Hidden Aspects of Intimate Relationships


Simin Esmaeilpour Zanjani, Ahmad Pedar (Islamic Azad University of Tehran, Iran) 

Domestic Violence in Nursing Students


Faezeh Fazeli(University of Mazandaran, Iran)

Domestic Abuse and its Consequences


Section B: Literature, the Arts, the Media


Chair: Aleksandra Hołubowicz


Agnieszka Powierska (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)

An Artist and a Model: Discrimination on a Silver Screen


Anna Maria Karczewska (University of Białystok, Poland)

The Mirabal Sisters and Their Testimonio in Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies


Joanna Wildowicz (University of Białystok, Poland)

“Gone with the Women”




Coffee break



Parallel session III


Section A: Islamic Legal Systems


Chair: Joanna Ptak  


Mohsen Rezaie (International University of al-Mustafa, Iran)

Womanish Shiite Feeding Rites and Religious Identity of Iranian Women


Saeyd Rashed Hasan Chowdury (Ankara University, Turkey)

Empowerment of Women in Muslim Communities: A Practical Observation

Rashad Alakbarov (Near East University, Turkey), Ilaha Zeynalli (independent researcher, Azerbaijan)

Evaluation of Women’s Rights Within the Framework of Islamic Legal Systems. Country Case: Saudi Arabia and Egypt



Section B: Literature, the Arts, the Media


Chair: Marta Maciejewska


Katarzyna Niziołek (University of Białystok, Poland)

Participatory Theatre as a Means to Access Women’s Memories

Aleksandra Makowska-Ferenc (University of Łódź, Poland)

Femicide and Feminicide: The Origins of the Words and Their First Use in the Discursive, Historical and Social Context

Ojike Ikechukwu Joseph (independent researcher, Nigeria)

Women’s Rights in the Media







FRIDAY, 31 March 2017



Parallel sessions IV


Section A: Women’s Rights and Cultural Diversity


Chair:Busra Nisa Sarac


Elena Samonova (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Freed Fathers and Enslaved Daughters: Unintended Consequences of Liberation of Bonded Labourers in Nepal


Maia Tabidze (independent researcher, Georgia)

Women in Paid and Unpaid Labor


Aleksandra Chabros (University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Masculine Domination Among the Baruya


Iwo Łoś (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Against the Twofold Dominance: Women as the Leaders of the Environmental Grassroots Campaigning in Poland


Section B: Nationalism and Motherhood


Chair: Oruma Hussein Danmusa


Bogna Kociołowicz-Wiśniewska (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)

Mothers and Traitors: The Image of Women in Nationalist Ideology


Odide Zabayor (independent researcher, Nigeria)

Abortion and Women’s Rights


Varvara Golovatina-Don (Western Bohemian University in Plzen, Czech Republic)

A Child: A Female Destiny or an All Human Dilemma?


Zahra Salehe (independent researcher, Tanzania)

Women’s Liberty and Independence



Lunch break



Parallel sessions V


Section A: Women’s Rights and Cultural Diversity


Chair: Elena Samonova


Ewa Górska (Jagiellonian University, Poland)

Arab Women’s Reproductive Rights in the Middle East: Case Studies from Chosen Countries

Busra Nisa Sarac (Portsmounth University, UK)

How Have Post-9/11 Wars Been Gendered?

Erind Mustafaraj (independent researcher, Albania)

The Participation of the Albanian Women in the II World War: Fighting Taboos! 


Section B: General Issues


Chair: Bogna Kociołowicz-Wiśniewska


Dagmara Szczepańska (University of Warsaw, Poland)

Fighting Violence Against Women in Argentina: The “Ni una menos” Protest Movement


Thierno Mamoudou Diallo (independent researcher, Turkey)

Respecting Women’s Rights


Oruma Hussein Danmusa (independent researcher, Nigeria)

Women’s Rights Organizations and Associations



Coffee break



Session VI


Section A: Women’s Rights and Cultural Diversity


Chair: Aleksandra Chabros


Miriam Paphius (Catholic University of Notre Dame of Haiti, Haiti)

Symbolic Violence Against Women in Haitian Society


Igbinovia Ehikiase Austine (University of Benin, Nigeria)

Cultural Conditioning of Women’s Rights Violation: Urgent Attention Required


Solomon Otubo (Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey)

“The Inequality of The Equals”: A Case of Girl Child Education in North-East Nigeria



Conference closing

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