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 White Dot Solidarity Network (WSN)

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The White Dot Solidarity Network (WSN) is a Youth led initiative founded by Ananya Kundu and Dennis Lallienzuol. “White Dot” refers to safe, inclusive and accessible spaces for young leaders that the network aims to create. WSN provides needs based capacity building and resources to youth leaders and youth led collectives from marginalized communities and regions in Asia. WSN provides a safe space and platform for its members to network, collectivize and build cross border/regional solidarities.  

WSN envisions a region where young people, regardless of gender, sexuality, caste, creed or any other social identity, actively contribute to feminist peacebuilding, transforming society, and paving the way for a brighter and more inclusive future.

Mission 

 

WSN’s mission is to invest in the potential of young individuals to create a generation of change-makers who will challenge power structures and work towards sustainable peace.

 

Key Objectives/Elements of the Network/Alliance

 

  1. Empowering youth - We envision a future where young people in South Asia are empowered with knowledge, skills, and resources to lead and participate in peacebuilding initiatives.

  2. Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation - Our network aims to create safe spaces for open discussions, facilitate intercultural exchanges, and develop innovative approaches to peacebuilding that prioritize human rights and social justice. 

  3. Feminist Principles - Feminist principles are the foundation of our network where we recognize the intersecting forms of oppression and strive for an inclusive movement that amplifies the voices of marginalized communities. 

  4. Collaboration and Solidarity - We believe in the power of collective action and collaboration. Our network aims to  bring together young activists, organizations, and individuals from across South Asia to forge strong alliances and foster solidarity. 

  5. Advocacy - Our network aspires to influence policies, laws and socio-cultural norms at local, national, and regional levels. We strive to ensure that voices and concerns of young people are heard and considered in decision-making processes.

  6. Investing in the future - Our vision extends beyond short-term goals and we envision a lasting impact on the lives of individuals and communities in South Asia. We envision a future where young people in all their diversity, find representation at decision making platforms, gain access to resources and find safe spaces for collaboration, where they can work to uplift their communities and build sustainable peace. 


 

The Founders and Leadership Team behind the Initiative

 

Ananya Kundu (She/her)

Executive Director


Ananya is a young peace builder, feminist researcher, writer and activist based in India. She works in the area of human rights, gender, peace and security, climate change and digital rights. Ananya is the Country Coordinator for India at Women’s Regional Network. As a researcher, Ananya focuses on undertaking research through feminist participatory methodologies that emphasise community led evidence building and accessible knowledge production. Intersectionality and inclusion are central to her work . She serves as the Co-Chairperson of the Climate Change Working Group at WCAPS (Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation), New York. This group focuses on building an accessible, inclusive platform to discuss climate change and climate action, highlight the disproportionate impact of climate change on marginalized communities, and make climate sector related knowledge and information accessible. Ananya was recently appointed to the Global Youth Committee at Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, Australian National University by Julia Gillard, the first woman Prime Minister of Australia and founder of the Institute. Ananya holds a Masters in Gender Studies and a Bachelors in English Language and Literature. 

 

Dennis Lallienzuol

Director of Network & Partnerships

 

Dennis Lallienzuol is a conflict survivor, peace builder and development professional from the ‘Hmar’ community living in Manipur, Northeast India. He also founded 'The Bridge School Project', a crowd funded educational and peacebuilding initiative for vulnerable children and young adults. He is also a ‘Youth Leader Fund for a World Without Nuclear Weapons’ fellow for 2023-24 under the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), a Youth Engagement and Empowerment Programme Fellow for 2022 (South Asia and Southeast Asia) under United Nations Office of Counter Terrorism (UNOCT) and serving as leadership at several youth-led organizations and continues to be part of different platforms on issues related to youth, indigenous people, environment and peacebuilding. Dennis' interest lies in social development, policy and research; and holds a Masters degree in Sociology from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.


 

Registration and Operations

 

The White Dot Solidarity Network (WSN) is housed by Rural Women’s Upliftment Society (RWUS). RWUS is based in Manipur. WSN does not have an office yet. The founders and staff work out of New Delhi and Mizoram.

Donate 

We’re seeking people and organisations to join our fundraising effort to provide safe, inclusive and accessible spaces for young leaders that the network aims to create. Would you consider joining to help us raise money for this year?

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