Jamia Students Start Social Science Journal, First Issue Devoted to Gender-Based Violence


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Jafri and Andrabi, who were selected for the University of Rochester’s global exchange program last year, travelled to the United States and started SAJLPSR

 Mohd Aasif | Clarion India

 NEW DELHI – Two students of Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) have started a first-of-its-kind, international legal and social science journal with the inaugural issue themed on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in South Asia.

The first issue of the South Asian Journal of Law, Policy, and Social Research (SAJLPSR) has been released online and can be accessed for free from here.

Naseer Husain Jafri and Umair Ahmed Andrabi are the two law students of JMI who set up Foundation for Academia, Innovation & Thought (FAITH), a not-for-profit organisation. The journal was started with the collaboration of the Susan Anthony Center at the University of Rochester, NY, USA.

The Issue I Volume I was released on 7 September on Social Science Research Network (SSRN), a repository devoted to the rapid dissemination of scholarly research in social sciences and humanities.  The journal was scheduled for release last March but it had to be postponed due to the global covid-19 outbreak.

Jafri and Andrabi, who were selected for the University of Rochester’s global exchange program last year, travelled to the United States and started SAJLPSR.

“The journal is an attempt at making research accessible to everyone around the world free of cost and influencing policy making through evidence-based research”, said Andrabi.

The journal is a peer-reviewed, open access legal and social science journal that publishes original and previously unpublished research and aims at creating an inter-disciplinary research platform to foster prospective solutions to legal and social issues in South Asian countries. The journal also attempts to bring research beyond library shelves by inclusion of art.

The first issue of the journal focuses on the theme of GBV which is inclusive of physical, sexual, and psychological harm on the basis of gender in the South Asian region, and features research perspectives to GBV in the region along with several exceptional photographs from photographers around South Asia that give an artistic perspective to GBV.

AJK Mass Communication Research Center (AJK-MCRC), JMI is the journal’s official partner for the photography section.

The second issue of SAJLPSR is due to be released in November this year.

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