Programme Schedule

Second Consultative Conclave of Women from Northeast India

Northeast India Women Initiative for Peace
A framework for action for democracy, human rights, economic justice & conflict prevention in India’s Northeast region Manipur Women Gun Survivor Network and Control Arms Foundation of India in collaboration with North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC) Guwahati, Assam
Date: Saturday, 7August 2010 Venue: Conference Room 4I3, Bosco Reach Out Bholanath Mandir Lane, B K Kakoti Road, Ulubari, Guwahati, Assam. Time: 9 am to 4 pm

Timing 9: 00 am

Programme Schedule Registration

Timing 10.00 am

Conclave Session I : Introduction Welcome by Dr Gita Bharali, Director, Research North East Social Research Centre, Guwahati, Assam Introduction to the Second Consultative Conclave By Ms Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivor Network & Secretary General, Control Arms Foundation of India Film titled "We Shall Find Our Peace" by Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network

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10.30 am

Inaugural Address : "The Need for Women in Northeast India to take Initiatives in Bringing Peace" by Mr Subir Bhaumik, BBC Correspondent, Kolkata Address on “From Village to Negotiating Table: Women Taking Lead and Making Policy Changes for Peace” by Mrs Khesheli Chishi, Convener, Indigeneous Women’s Forum for North East India (IWFNEI) & Former President, Naga Mothers Association Tea Break

10.45 am

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Consultative Conclave Session II: Listening to each other - Stories of Women and War in Northeast India Region. Chair: Ms Anuradha Dutta, Former professor of peace studies at Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change & Development Guwahati “Tools of Peace Making in India’s Northeast” by Dr Nani Mahanta, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Guwahati University, Assam “Impact on Women on Development Induced Dispalcement and Human Security in

11.30 am

11.45 am

Assam” by Dr Gita Bharali, Director of Research North East Social Research Centre, Guwahati 12.00 pm “Involving women in Governance - Manipur Conflict and Women Leadership in Bringing the Needed Peace” by Ms Nonibala, Secretary, Integrated Rural Development Service Organisation (IRDSO), Manipur 12.15pm “Assam’s Conflict and Finding Ways to Solution Through Women’s Work, Writing and Activism” by Dr. Rakhee Kalita, Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Cotton College, Guwahati Consultation Time/ Questions from the floor Lunch Break Timing Consultative Conclave : Session III - Taking Charge of Our lives, Our rights. Chair : Dr. Rakhee Kalita, Associate Professor, Dept. of English, Cotton College, Guwahati (tbc) “Women and Conflict: Implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325/1820 and Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in India’s Northeast” by Ms Sreekala, Executive Director, North East Network , Guwahati “Economic Empowerment of Survivors of Gun Violence: Case Study of Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network” by Ms Reena Mutum, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, Imphal, Manipur “Ethnic Women Minority and Peace Building in Manipur” by Ms Sumshot Khullar, Research Fellow, Foundation for Social Transformation, Chandel, Manipur 2.45 pm “Indigenous Women of Tripura’s Effort for Peace Building” by Ms Atukwri Jamatia, All Twipra Indigenous & Minority Association (ATIMA), Tripura “Legal Rights of Women in a Conflict Zone” by Ms Debasmita Ghose, Advocate, Human Rights Law Network, Guwahati, Assam Consultation Time/ Questions from the floor Timing 3.30 pm Concluding Session. Chair : Ms Sreekala, Executive Director, North East Network , Guwahati “Stories of Naga Women Taking the Lead Towards Peace“ By Ms Elizabeth Imti, Lecturer, Fazal Ali College, Mokokchung, Nagaland Working together to Draft the Second Frame-Work of Action for democracy, human rights, economic justice and conflict prevention in India’s Northeast. Valedictory Address Vote of thanks By Ms Mary D Khuvung, Control Arms Foundation of India

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