Women Gun Survivors in Indian-colonized India

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A form of martial law has existed in the far Northeast of India ever since 1949, when the kingdoms there were forced to join India. Women who have suffered directly and indirectly from gun violence are organized to try to keep things calm and seek justice, and call for real participation in democracy, including decisions on resource exploitation. Binalakshmi Nepram founded Women Gun Survivors in the Indian state of Manipur. She's the author of three books on India and militarism and recipient of a the Dalai Lama Foundation's WISCOMP Scholar of Peace Award for work on women and peace.

This interview was recorded at the Women's International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) Women's Power to Stop War conference in April 2015 at the World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands.

Credits: Interview by Rosemary Whalley and editing by Laura Yaros, producers of Matrix at CINQ-FM in Montreal. Series producer for WINGS, Frieda Werden.

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