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Manipur Women Survivors Gun Network and Control Arms Foundation of India, IANSA members in India, conducted a one-day community consultation to commemorate the Week of Action. The consultation highlighted survivors’ rights in conflict-ridden zones and called on the government to provide victim assistance and include provisions for it in the ATT. It also included a screening of the film, “The story of Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network” and a discussion on the UNPoA. Panelists included several professors from Manipur University and civil society representatives including Mrs.

The Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network has launched a new website to highlight its work in the northeast region of India ‘lifting women above the trauma and agony faced in armed conflict by helping them to find ways to heal the scars that decades of violence have caused to the community’. Visit the website at: http://www.womensurvivorsnetwork.org/

Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network has been nominated for a CNN IBN Indian of the Year Award 2011 in the category for ‘Public service’. The Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network was founded in 2004 to support women survivors of gun violence in Manipur, India.

Millions of people, including IANSA members, all over the world marked the International Day of Peace on 21 September.

Binalakshmi Nepram of the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network (MWGSN) and Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) has been awarded the annual Real Heroes Prize

The Control Arms Foundation of India and Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network held a successful meeting in Imphal, Manipur on the India side of the Indo-Burma border.

Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) report that their second event for the Week of Action 2011, a panel discussion on gun violence in India and the ATT, was a great success.

Hundreds of students attended a lecture organised by the Control Arms Foundation of India, held by Professor of Sociology Ms. Elizabeth Imti on the proliferation of guns & gun violence and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in Mokokchung Nagaland, Northeastern India.

A post on the International Development Exchange blog describes a meeting with women gun survivors in Manipur

The Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) and the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network observed the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending on 12 April with a drumming event and vigil in New Delhi, India.

'A United Nations Arms Trade Treaty currently being negotiated can help India tackle rising terrorist violence and provide internal security'

IANSA woman, Binalakshmi Nepram of Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) and Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, has been awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize for 2010.

IANSA woman Binalakshmi Nepram of the Manipuri Women Gun Survivors Network, and the Control Arms Foundation of India, has been awarded the Sean MacBride Peace Prize for 2010 by the International Peace Bureau (IPB).