Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini: Building Peace, Defining Security: Opening Spaces for Women
Spring 2008 Lecture Series: International Studies in Planning
Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is a leading advocate, researcher, trainer, and writer on issues relating to women’s protection and participation in conflict and peacebuilding. She is co-founder of ICAN, a newly formed NGO dedicated to supporting women’s peace activism in conflict-affected countries. In March 2007, in Nepal, she led a UNFPA/UNDP needs-assessment team into Maoist cantonment sites, meeting a range of fighters, including women, and provided training to the registration/verification teams. Anderlini’s presentation will touch on the historic development and evolution of women's participation in international peace and security issues. She will also address the ongoing normative and structural obstacles that female peace activists face in securing and sustaining their role in the peace movement.