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Locals blame India’s political parties for ethnic violence in Manipur Andalou Agency Aug 10, 2023
What is happening in India’s Manipur? Al Jazeera Jul 21, 2023
‘The Darkest Times in Manipur History’ The Diplomat Webinar Jul 21, 2023
Horrifying Video From Manipur CNBC Jul 20, 2023
Dozens dead in India during weeks of ethnic tensions CBC News Jul 1, 2023
Manipur: The daring women standing up to troops in Indian state BBC News Jun 30, 2023
Manipur: Fears grow over Indian state on brink of civil war BBC World News Jun 22, 2023
Earth’s best defenders are Indigenous. They pay a price: violence. United States Institute of Peace Jun 8, 2023
Understanding India’s Manipur Conflict and Its Geopolitical Implications US Institute of Peace Jun 2, 2023
Manipur violence: ‘Indigenous lands aren’t sites of war games’ The New Indian Express May 30, 2023
In Today’s Manipur, Our Identity Has Been Weaponised: Binalakshmi Nepram, Activist India Today May 29, 2023
‘Democracy at Gunpoint’: Activist Binalakshmi Nepram on the Violence in Manipur The Quint May 12, 2023
To restore peace in Manipur, listen to indigenous people Opinion Times of India May 5, 2023
To Secure Shared Environments, We Must Protect Indigenous Peacebuilders USIP Apr 20, 2023
Activist Binalakshmi Nepram is paving the way for a bulletproof future in the north-east Vogue India Jan 19, 2023
“They Can’t Kill Us All”: These Scholars Lost Their Countries and Found Each Other Mother Jones Nov 23, 2022
Binalakshmi ‘Bina’ Nepram (@BinaNepram), is an Indigenous scholar and civil rights activist from Manipur in Northeast India, spearheading work on women-led peace, security and disarmament. In 2004, she co-founded India’s first civil society organization for conventional disarmament issues, Control Arms Foundation of India.
Bina launched the Manipur Women Gun Survivor Network in 2007 to help women survivors of conflict and has represented Asian civil society in several high-level meetings of the United Nations in Geneva and New York. In 2009 she initiated the Northeast India Women Initiative for Peace, a network of women’s organizations working for peace in the eight states in the northeast region of India.
Bina is a recipient of Ashoka Fellowship, Dalai Lama Foundation’s WISCOMP Scholar of Peace Award (2008), the Sean MacBride Peace Prize (2010), the CNN IBN Real Heroes Award (2011), the Women Have Wings Award (2016), and a Telegraph Newspaper Excellence Award (2017). She was listed by Forbes India in 24 Young Minds of India that Matter. She was named winner of the 2018 Anna Politskovaya Award, along with 2015 Nobel Literature Laureate from Belarus, Svetlana Alexievich.
Bina was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York in the Indigenous Studies Program, and was Connecticut College’s Gender and Women Studies Department and Walter Commons Global Studies IIE-SRF Scholar-In-Residence in 2018. She is the author of five books, the most recent being Where are our Women in Decision Making on UNSCR 1325 (2016) and Deepening Democracy, Diversity and Women’s Rights in India (2019).