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Women in Governance - India (WinG-India) is a unique network of women who are striving to be agents of change in a world dominated by patriarchal traditions. WinG chose to bring Dalit women (erstwhile untouchable) and women affected by conflict, in Northeast India and other parts of the country. The members of WinG – India represent marginalized communities across India and work towards promoting leadership within local governance. Conceived in 2009, WinG-India is now emerging as a strong network within civil society in India by raising issues of women- Security and governance at various national and international forums. Key focus areas of the network include women security (with focus on the implementation of UNSCR 1325), exploring customary laws and their impact on women’s lives. WinG operates as a non-political, non-religious and non-violent independent network of women activists.

WinG-India Secretariat is based in New Delhi since 2014, fully functional with two staff members.

Upcoming Events

NATIONAL

1. Workshop for women on Identity and Spirituality to be held on 27th Feb to 2nd March 2015 at Nagaloka Institute, Nagpur.
2. Workshop on Customary Laws for North East in Nagaland, Workshop on Customary Laws for North East in Nagaland, on 23th March 2015.
3. Dalit / Adivasi young women leaders training on International Human Rights: Mechanism in New Delhi 5th to 8th March 2015.

INTERNATIONAL

WinG-India SC members will participate in the fifty-ninth session of the Commission on the Status of Women taking place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 9th to 20th March 2015.