South Asian Water Studies (SAWAS) is an interdisciplinary journal that aims at providing space for alternative and critical thinking. The journal is an independent forum for discussion about water-related issues that affect South Asia: including issues in particular countries and regions within South Asia, issues at the level of South Asia as a region, and issues related to the global context in which South Asian water issues are situated. SAWAS is launching a special issue on ‘Water justice, Gender and Disability’ for Volume 5, Issue 3, 2016. We now welcome contributions from academics, development practitioners, activists and researchers working on related water issues in South Asia. Articles submitted should not have been previously published or currently be under consideration for publication elsewhere and should report original unpublished research results.
The special issue welcomes papers that use a relational and intersectoral approach to understanding how gender and disabilities affect the distributive, procedural and recognition components of water justice in South Asia. It will consider studies that include (but are not limited to) the following: how gender and disabilities intersect to shape access to agricultural and drinking water; decision-making power in relation to water governance and recognition of multiple identities in water resource development (e.g. hydropower, drinking water schemes and irrigation projects); the role of carers of persons with disabilities in securing water access and/or their representation in household decision-making processes. In particular, it seeks strong case studies from different communities across the region and, in particular, welcomes papers that link their analysis with recommendations for policy-makers, funding agencies and research organisations on transformative approaches to challenging the social norms and political-economic structures that produce and reproduce social exclusion and injustice.
Submission deadline September 30, 2016
Kindly send your submission to sawasgenderdisab(at)gmail.com