My Peace, My Security: New Meanings from Women's Perspectives—An Open Forum
On 2 February 2013, CREA organised ‘My Peace, My Security: New Meanings from Women's Perspectives—An Open Forum’ in Kathmandu, Nepal, in collaboration with Nagarik Aawaz, Nepal. The Open Forum was first in a series as part of CREA's 'New Voices/New Leaders: Women Building Peace and Reshaping Democracy' initiative.
The Open Forum engaged with issues of integrated peace and security, and placed the voices of diverse women, including disabled, transgender, displaced, and war-affected women, at the centre of this conversation. It also examined issues related to freedom of speech, especially on the Internet, given that content censorship and other such regulations are being used as a new means of exerting control. The Open Forum was attended by over 50 people from various organisations in Nepal working on issues related to human rights, women's rights, and gender.