Submission deadline extended: FEMICIDE Volume XIV: Femicide in the History and Presence of Pandemics

Executive Summary

For the fourteenth Volume of the Femicide Publication, we are calling for submissions addressing Femicide in the History and Presence of Pandemics.


The World Health Organization estimates that during their lifetime one in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or by family members. Femicide - the act of killing women because of their gender – is a human rights violation. Emerging data shows that throughout human history every time a pandemic has occurred, femicide intensified all over the world. As lockdown orders and movement restrictions are implemented to prevent the spread of the virus, women together with their abusers increasingly find themselves isolated from governmental institutions, civil society organizations and support networks that could help and empower them.

On this given occasion, namely the COVID-19 crisis, FEMICIDE Volume XIV aims to analyze and question the impact of pandemics on the issue of femicide from diverse perspectives. Historical lessons learned, data-driven realities and solutions developed by policymakers, governments and civil society organizations will be presented. Furthermore, the publication showcases best practices in this regard and points out the most up-to-date research on the impact of the pandemics on femicide globally.


Deadline: July 1, 2020.

Contact: Submissions and questions to Fatma Uysal and Helen Hemblade at


  • Articles should be 1,500-4,000 words long.

  • As we follow a double-blind peer review process, please do not write your name or affiliations in the main text. Please instead include your name and a bio of 100-150 words on the author(s) and, if possible, a portrait in your submission email.

  • Referencing: Harvard style and bibliography.

  • Font: Calibri, size 12, 1.5 line spacing.

  • Tables, images or graphics should be submitted as separate files with references and placement marked in the text.

Further Information:

You can find out more about our FEMICIDE publication series on the UNSA Vienna Website and our Femicide Watch Platform: and



Fatma Uysal

FEMICIDE Team Leader and Co-Editor

Helen Hemblade

FEMICIDE Team Leader and Co-Editor