Visiting Scholar Highlight

Binalakshmi Nepram
Friday, July 13, 2018

Congratulations to human rights activist and Institute for the Study of Human Rights Visiting Scholar Binalakshmi Nepram on being selected for Verve Magazine’s 2018 (Em)Power List.

Nepram is a writer and civil rights activist spearheading work on women-led peace, security and disarmament in Manipur, India.  In 2004, she co-founded India's first civil society organization for conventional disarmament issues, Control Arms Foundation of India. In 2007, Nepram launched the Manipur Women Gun Survivor Network.

Verve is an art, culture, and fashion magazine based in India. The June Power Issue “acknowledges the inspiring women who have empowered others by battling systemic misogyny and the targeted discrimination against those who don’t play by society’s rules.”

In addition to the  Verve, Nepram has been listed in 2015 as one of 24 "Young Minds of India that Matter" by Forbes (India)  and Femina Women’s Magazine honored her with their Women Awards 2015 followed by an award by the Young Women Federation of Indian Commerce and Industries. She was also awarded with "Women Have Wings" Award from USA in 2016 and in 2017, she received Telegraph Newspaper Excellence Awards 2017 for her work with women survivors in Manipur.

Follow Nepram's work on Twitter @BinaNepram.