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About Binalakshmi Nepram

Binalakshmi Nepram is a writer-activist working towards a disarmament movement in India. Ms Nepram has published several articles and papers relating to armed violence, small arms proliferation, peace processes, women and peace building. She is author of two books, South Asia's Fractured Frontier: Armed Conflict, Narcotics and Small Arms Proliferation in India's Northeast and Meckley, a historical fiction based on the conflict in Manipur. Her forthcoming book India and the Arms Trade Treaty will be published in April 2008. In 2004, Ms Nepram co-founded the Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI), India's first civil society organization working on conventional disarmament issues. In 2007, in order to help thousands of women who are affected by gun violence in her home-state of Manipur, she launched the Manipuri Women Gun Survivor Network. Ms Nepram was voted as one of the 50 young promising Indians making a difference to society by "The Week" magazine in January 2008.

Articles by Binalakshmi Nepram

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India is one of the most heavily armed nations in the world, and is suffering an epidemic of gun violence. Writer and activist Binalakshmi Nepram tells of her work tackling small arms proliferation, and working with women survivors to rebuild lives.

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