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SHARE 2014 is an international, peer-reviewed symposium. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the SHARE 2014 Symposium Proceedings (ISSN 2188-4013).


Human rights, which are deeply intertwined with a nation’s social, political, and economic rights, are critical to a nation’s well-being and global peace. Unfortunately, the problems facing them today are widespread and complex, challenging customs and prejudices that are deeply ingrained in the social fabric of a society. At the forefront in the battle for equality today are women, indigenous people, and minorities, to name a few. In many parts of the world, their rights and path to self-determination are obstructed by systematic discrimination and inequality, resulting in varying degrees of abuse, violence, inadequate wages, forced labor, suppression of speech, and overall disempowerment. Moreover, their situation is exacerbated by a legal system that opposes them or by their governments’ inability to protect and promote their rights.

Hiroshima, Japan, the City of Peace, is proud to host the 2014 Asian Symposium on Human Rights Education. The three-day symposium in August will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, human rights advocates, students and professionals. With the theme Human Rights: The Road to Reform, the conference will promote a greater understanding and access to human rights and help to equalize the process of globalization.

We invite proposals that consider the following themes:

  • Abduction and Detention
  • Arms Control
  • Arts and Cultural Life
  • Censorship
  • Children and Youth
  • Civil Rights
  • Colonialism / Post-colonialism
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Crimes Against Humanity
  • Disability Rights
  • Documenting Human Rights Abuses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Elderly and Aging
  • Employment and the Workplace
  • Environmental Rights
  • Families / Marriage and Parenting
  • Forced Disappearance
  • Forced Labor and Slavery
  • Forced Marriage
  • Freedom of Opinion and Expression
  • Gender Studies (Women, Men, LGBT)
  • Human Rights Education
  • Human Trafficking and Sexual Slavery
  • Immigration and Migrant Rights
  • Imprisonment and Torture
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Injustice and Inequality
  • International Justice
  • Law and Compliance
  • Life, Liberty and Personal Security
  • MDGs (poverty, universal education, etc.)
  • Organ Trafficking
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy of Human Rights
  • Political Rights
  • Privacy and Disclosure
  • Refugees and Diaspora Issues
  • Religious Freedom
  • Social Justice
  • Social Security


SHARE 2014 invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, doctoral students, entrepreneurs, representatives from industry, non-profit and non-governmental organization professionals to submit abstracts of up to 250 words by June 25, 2014. Proposals must be submitted through our online system.

SHARE 2014 is an international, peer-reviewed symposium. Full papers are welcome, but not required. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the SHARE 2014 Symposium Proceedings (ISSN 2188-4013).


  1. Abstracts must be a maximum of 250 words and must be submitted through the online system.
  2. Abstracts must focus on scientific results or their application and the broader impacts of the research findings. The Review Committee may decline to consider abstracts that do not meet both of these items.
  3. The preferred type of presentation (oral, poster or virtual) should be made clear with the abstract submission. The Review Committee may change the presentation mode at its discretion.
  4. Payment of the registration fee is required for inclusion in the schedule and proceedings.
  5. Co-authors also wishing to attend and present must register separately in order to attend sessions and receive a Certificate of Presentation.
  6. Submission of an abstract carries with it the obligation to give a presentation in the designated manner assigned by the Review Committee. Permission to publish the abstract of the paper in the conference program is implied.
  7. An individual cannot present another person’s paper, if their name is not listed as an author on the abstract.
  8. Submissions derived from plagiarized or copyrighted research will automatically be rejected.
  9. If the submitted research paper or results have been previously published in another journal, it will not be accepted.


  1. Oral presenters will be allotted 25 minutes to present depending on the format and including time for comments and questions.
  2. If two or more co-authors will present together, the allotted time is still 25 minutes total.
  3. The session moderator has three tasks, (1) briefly introduce each panelist; (2) serve as a time moderator to ensure equal presentation times; and (3) to field questions and stimulate discussion after the final presentation.
  4. Seating arrangement for oral presentations will be theater style with a table at the front.
  5. Computers, projectors and screens will be provided in each presentation room.
  6. Please prepare an extra copy of your presentation on a USB Drive.


  1. Poster boards mounted on stands will be provided with tape.
  2. Posters must be set up 15 minutes before the start of the session and taken down after the session ends.
  3. Poster materials should include the title of the presentation and the list of authors. Bring all illustrations needed — figures, tables, color photographs, charts.
  4. Common dimensions for posters are A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm).
  5. Poster material should be well labeled and easy to read from a distance of one meter. Lettering should be bold. If you will be posting typed material, use a large font size (24 to 30 pt) on white, pale yellow or cream-colored non-glossy paper. Avoid use of non-standard fonts. Use 1-inch margins. Use upper and lower case letters.
  6. No audiovisual equipment is permitted for poster presentations.


In our effort to assist participants unable to attend SHARE 2014 because of funding problems, a schedule conflict, illness, etc., we will prepare a virtual panel to be shown during the event. The number of virtual panels and presenter slots is limited.

Virtual presenters that have completed the registration process will be included in the SHARE 2014 Schedule and Proceedings (ISSN 2188-4013). In addition, you will receive an electronic copy of the proceedings and a certificate of presentation.

Guidelines for virtual presenters are as follows,

  1. Select the ‘virtual presentation’ option on the submission application or contact the secretariat.
  2. Prepare a 10 minute presentation using video or Power Point with an audio track no later than July 25, 2014.
  3. Upload your presentation file to our ‘Drop Box’ (details will be provided upon confirmation of registration)

As indicated, virtual presenters are accorded the same inclusion rights in the schedule and proceedings as the other presenters. For further information regarding virtual presentation guidelines please contact the secretariat.


SHARE 2014 is an international, peer-reviewed symposium. Full papers are welcome, but not required. Registered participants with an accepted abstract and/or refereed full paper will be published in the SHARE 2014 Symposium Proceedings (ISSN 2188-4013). Oral, poster and virtual presenters shall be included in the Proceedings.

  1. The Proceedings will be published electronically and given to participants at the Conference.
  2. Full papers are welcome, but not required.
  3. All submissions will undergo a blind review process.
  4. In support of environmental sustainability, the Proceedings will be published in electronic format only.
  5.  Those wishing to submit a full paper should do so no later than July 15, 2014.
  6. Click here to download the template: SHARE 2014 Full Paper Template1

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