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The WRN’s research and writing has spanned many years, resulting in more than 20 publications that provide rich and detailed accounts of women’s voices. WRN is known for its “Community Conversations,” a research technique used by the WRN to conduct real and honest conversations with women in the most remote and dangerous parts of the region. The WRN’s body of work honors the voices of women documented; creates an avenue for women's testimony across caste, class, religion, ethnicity and national borders to identify gendered concerns and needs; demands accountability for failure of the state to provide protection against abuses perpetrated by state and non-state actors; and highlights women’s innovative organizing ability.  This body of work is widely accepted by leading research, academic and government institutions, including the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies, One Earth Future and the United States Institute for Peace.





The Community Conversations process was initiated in 2011, evolving organically in each of the three Network sites, adapting to different ground realities. The resulting documents reflect this diversity clearly - the methods are each different, the questions are different, and the perspectives vary.


These Community Conversations have generated rich, detailed accounts from Afghanistan, Pakistan and India of the gendered experience of insecurity. We have sought out women who lived outside the capitol and main cities. We adopted a variety of methods in each site, creating an opportunity for sharing. In each site, the conversations centered on security, corruption extremisms and militarization of aid and development.



Community Conversations 2013-2014


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Community Conversations Round 1


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Community Conversations Round 1

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Afghanistan Policy Brief 2020



The WRN Scoping study identified all of the parameters to hold a successful South Asia Tribunal on Women’s Human rights. It identified gendered concerns, pinpointed accountability and looks at various elements required in this process to seek justice for women.


In each round of CCs there is a regional overview which identified the interlinkages and the commonalities amongst women’ lives experiences in conflict zones. The regional report has regional recommendations which map the way forward for joint advocacy and collaborative action.


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