Special Projects

The Special Projects seek to identify and support talent that explores innovative approaches and uses alternative and creative media such as film, art, theatre, dance and installations. Fellowships under this category encourage NGO workers, activists, grassroots practitioners, artists, policymakers and full-time professionals to bring their learning and expertise to a wider audience.

Ratna Menon (New Delhi, India)
The India-Pakistan Border in Punjab

Sarala Emmanuel and Radhika Hettiarachchi (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Heroes and Victims: Exploring Disability and Human Security in Sri Lanka’s Conflict and Its Impact on Social and Economic Opportunities for the Disabled.


Mr. S. Gautham (New Delhi, India)
Women Can’t Swim: Tsunami, Survival and the Gender Dimension

Ms. Meera Khanna and Ms. Sehjo Singh (New Delhi, India)
The Boy and the Soldier: Impact of Armed Conflict in Kashmir


Uddipan Dutta (Tezpur, Assam)
Creating ‘Robin Hoods’: Popular Print Media as Mouthpiece of Insurgent Organizations: Reading through the Discourse of Assamese Newspapers in the Early Period of Insurgency in Assam.

Dilrukshi Fonseka (Nugegoda, Sri Lanka)
Earth and Stone, Debris and Ash: Public Space and Violence in the Sri Lankan Conflict

Malavika Vartak (New Delhi, India)
Memory and Migration: Bhutanese Refugee Women and Oral Histories of Self and Nation

Alpana Kishore (New Delhi, India)
Kashmir: Layers of Nationality, Identity and Ethnicity


Nirekha De Silva (Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Transitional Justice for Ex-women Combatants

Anurupa Roy (New Delhi, India)
Women in Conversation with Puppets: Storytelling and Puppetry as Tools for Conflict Resolution

Jaimala Iyer (New Delhi, India)
Healing Through Dialogues – Theater of the Oppressed and Beyond


Taran Nishat Khan (Aligarh, India)
Telling Tales: Negotiating Religious Identity in Classrooms

Zakia Haque (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Women and War: A Study on Stranded Bihari Women and Girls in Bangladesh

Oishik Sircar (New Delhi, India)
Engendering Persecution: Safeguarding South Asian Women’s Rights under International Refugee Law

Anjana Shakya (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Women and Children in Armed Conflict with specific focus on the Maoist Conflict in Nepal


Anupama Sekhar (Chennai, India)
Mezzanine: Youth Writing Peace

Bindu Nair (Pune, India)
Women’s Bodies and Communal Violence, Gujarat, 2002: Locating Sexual Violence in Hindutva and Patriarchy

Kamini Karlekar (New Delhi, India)
The Refugee Women of the Afghan and Burmese Community in Delhi

Kanchan Gaba (Kolkata, India)
The Plight of Women Prisoners in Jail Custody

Khelena Gurumayum (Imphal, India)
Manipuri Women’s Role in Crisis Management during “Cease-fire Extension without Territorial Limits”

Shireen Saleem (Karachi, Pakistan)
Impact of Religious Extremism on Women in Pakistan

Suparna Jain (New Delhi, India)
Decentralized Governance in Schedule V Areas and Empowerment of Women: Resolving Conflicts through Law


Anita S. (Trivandrum, India)
Coping and Sustenance Strategies of Women in Conflict over Natural Resources due to Modern Development

Aradhana Gupta (New Delhi, India)
South Asian Women’s Electronic Resources Alliance (SAWERA)

Dolly Kikon (Guwahati, India)
Experiences of Naga Women in Armed Conflict Narratives from a Militarized Society

Mossarat Qadeem (Peshawar, Pakistan)
Afghan Women: The Burden Bearers of the Twenty-Year War


Chitra Balakrishnan (Bangalore, India)
Research to Evolve Gender-Sensitive and Culture-Specific Models of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Smita Bharti (New Delhi, India)
Beyond Silences: Documenting Theatre in Jail and Outside


Geeta Chandran (New Delhi, India)
Her Voice

Paula Banerjee (Kolkata, India)
Across the Experiences: Naga Women in Sri Lanka