the authors see women’s involvement in militancy and in peace building as enabling a new construction of democracy, human rights and citizenship. The need for a reconceptualization of security to mean human security and peace with justice, rights and equality is both
advocated and emphasized.
founding Tewa, the Nepal Women’s Fund. Currently she is engaged in peace-building work primarily through ‘Nagarik Aawaz’ which she helped found in 2001. Rita is former chair of the Board of the Global Fund for Women and is a current board member of the Urgent Action Fund.