Call for Papers: Transformative approaches to gender justice in sexual and reproductive health, a special issue of Culture, Health, and Sexuality - An international journal for research, intervention and care

Submission deadline: 11 January 2019

Culture, Health & Sexuality is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of a special issue that will focus on transformative approaches to gender justice in sexual and reproductive health. You are invited to submit quantitative, qualitative, mixed-methods, and theoretical manuscripts on the following topics:

  • The use of behavioural or sociological theory in women’s empowerment, gender transformation, or masculinities interventions and programming
  • Intersectional approaches in which inequalities of gender, race, sexual orientation, and class are addressed in health interventions and programming
  • Novel approaches to measuring gender transformation, masculinity, femininity, or genders and sexualities that go beyond the cisgendered and heterosexual binary
  • Process evaluations or ethnographic approaches to describe the mechanisms of gender transformative intervention
  • Economic analyses of potential large scale policy approaches that target gender transformation

Papers should critically examine how some form of culture (of peoples, environments, institutions, or policy) frames gender transformation. They should offer practical guidance to women’s empowerment and gender transformative work by focusing on programme and intervention design, measurement, and mechanisms for change

The special issue will be guest edited by Rebecca Fielding-Miller and Abigail Hatcher from The University of California Global Health Institute’s Women’s Health, Gender, and Empowerment Center of Expertise.

Further details of the special issue can be found here.

How to submit

To see the format for submissions, please read the Instructions for Authors.

Please submit your manuscript via the online submission system.

All enquiries to: Stephanie Sumstine at