Gender and Armed Conflict in Nepal

A roundtable on Gender and Armed Conflict in Nepal was held on April 9, 2005 to foreground the study of Mandira Sharma and Anil Pant on the Maoist movement in Nepal.

Some of the issues raised at the roundtable were:

  • The location of the Maoist movement within larger issues of social and economic deprivation of particular sections in Nepal.
  • The narratives of common women in Nepal and their sufferings as a result of the conflict; particularly the context of women’s mobilization in Nepal and the depiction of gender relations within the Maoist party.
  • The power relationships involved in the conflict, and how they affect the victims of the conflict.