The White Flag Rising in the Midst
A film based on the voices of rural women working for peace in violent hit areas.
Time: 33 minutes
Presented by: Shobha Gautam, President of the Institute of Human Rights Communication in Nepal, Nepal
Biography of Shobha Gautam, President of the Institute of Human Rights Communication in Nepal, Nepal
Shobha Gautam is a journalist and women’s rights activist who has written extensively on the situation of women in conflict and has been advocating for the rights of women for the past twenty-two years. She is President of the Institute of Human Rights Communication in Nepal (IHRICON), Vice President of the Beyond Beijing Committee and Coordinator of Shantimalika (Women’s Networking for Peace) and Executive Member of Nepal’s Citizen Peace Commission.
Ms. Gautam has worked with the South Asia Women’s Institute for Peace Studies as well as with International Alert as a National Consultant on “UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Women, Peace and Security in Nepal.” Her work as the Organizer and Coordinator of a research program on women’s participation in politics was instrumental in having all major political parties sign the Declaration on Enhancing Leadership of Women in Major Political Parties. Ms. Gautam is also a senior media, peace and gender trainer, providing training to journalists all over the country on conflict, gender and human rights reporting.
Shobha Gautam has authored Women and Children in the Periphery of People’s War, Study of Women Living in Conflict Situation in South Asia, co-authored “Women, War and Peace in South Asia” and co-edited “Women in Nepalese Media” and “Gender and Armed Conflict,” published by McGill University Canada. In 2005, Ms. Gautam received the “Krishna Mohan- Nudup Peace Award” for playing a leading role in raising awareness of the role of women in carrying out good governance and peace work in Nepal. She also received an Honorary Award from the Om Jaya Shree Krishna Driving Institute, Nepal and Peace Foundation, for raising awareness of women rights issues as a freelance journalist.
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