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Through a series of narratives, A Measure of Impunity captures how the lives of women in Nagaland and Assam have been affected by decades of conflict between insurgent groups and Indian security forces.
The Indian states of Nagaland and Assam have in the last decades repeatedly suffered from ongoing armed disputes between insurgent groups and Indian security forces. Through a series of narratives, A Measure of Impunity captures how the lives of women have been affected by these conflicts. The film was produced by New York Times contributor Sanjoy Hazarika.
About the Speaker
Dr. Nimmi Gowrinathan was formerly the Director of South Asia Programs and UN Representative for Operation USA, an international disaster relief and development organization. In this capacity she raised over two million (USD) and managed these funds in the form of small grants to community-based organizations in India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. Dr. Gowrinathan holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her study, “How Women Rebel: Gender and Agency in Sri Lanka” looks at the impact of displacement, militarization, and gender-based violence on women’s political identities. She has also worked as a lead researcher and analyst for the International Crisis Group, researching and writing policy reports around women’s insecurities in conflict zones. She has published both academic articles and opinion editorials on humanitarian intervention and the intersection of gender and violence for Oxford's St. Anthony's International Review, the Huffington Post, Humanitarian Practice Network, World Policy Institute, and Gawker.com among others. She is currently a policy consultant for the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue and the United Nations.