Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace WISCOMP

an initiative of the Foundation for Universal Responsability FUR of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Wiscomp was established as part of the efforts of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility to build a culture of coexistence and nonviolence that is gender-sensitive and inclusive. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian, non-denominational organization, the Foundation promotes universal responsibility in a manner that celebrates a diversity of beleifs and practices, and that contributes to a global ethic of nonviolence, coexistence and gender equity. The work of the Foundation is global in its reach and transcends nationalist political agendas. (Homepage).

staff, advisory board and consultative committee;
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address: WISCOMP / FUR, Core 4A, Upper Ground Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, INDIA;

About: WISCOMP (Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace) is a South Asian research and training initiative, which facilitates the leadership of women in the areas of peace, security and international affairs. Initiated in 1999 by Meenakshi Gopinath who currently serves as the Honorary Director, WISCOMP positions its work at the confluence of peacebuilding, conflict transformation and security studies. The intersection of these with gender concerns provides the focus of its engagement and is the leitmotif that informs its programs.

WISCOMP strives to:

  • Enhance the role of women as peacebuilders, negotiators and as agents for nonviolent social change.
  • Contribute to an inclusive, people-oriented discourse on issues of security, which respects diversity and which foregrounds the perspectives of women and the hitherto marginalized.
  • Facilitate theory-building and innovative research on holistic paradigms that address the resolution and transformation of intra- and inter-state conflicts.
  • Empower a new generation of women and men with the expertise and skills to engage in peace activism through educational and training programs in conflict transformation.
  • Build synergy at various levels between theory, practice and policy; between those working in academia, in the formal structures of foreign policy and diplomacy and those engaged in grassroots’ peacebuilding.
  • Build constituencies of peace through research, action and mentor programs that focus on areas such as multi-track diplomacy, peace advocacy, active coexistence and cross-border networks.

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