23 July 2021 Online Seminar
“Race and Gender in Humanitarian Disarmament”
with Binalakshmi Nepram

Date and time

Friday 23 July 2021, 8:00PM-10:00PM JST (Noon-2:00PM GMT)
* The event will take place on Friday 23 July 2021 from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm JST (Tokyo time). You can confirm the time of the event in your time zone using this Time Difference Calculator. https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.


Speaker Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder of the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network
Chair and Discussant Tamara Enomoto, Professor at Meiji University

Participation fee



English without translation


Pre-register by Wednesday 21 July 2021 at the link below.
* The seminar will be held using Zoom. We kindly request all participants download the software prior to the seminar. Specific login instructions including Zoom ID and passcode will be sent one day prior to the start of the seminar, via email, to registered attendees. Your information will be kept confidential by one of the co-sponsors (Arms and Civil Society Research Forum) and will only be used to provide you with information on its events.

On-line pre-registration form


This seminar is co-sponsored by the Arms and Civil Society Research Forum, the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, and the Meiji University Research Institute for the History of Global Arms Transfer.

Biographies of the speakers

Binalakshmi Nepram, founder of the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, is a writer, humanitarian and civil rights activist on women-led peace, security and disarmament. She is the recipient of several national and international awards, including the Best Humanitarian Initiative of the Year 2010, the Sean MacBride Peace Prize for disarmament work in 2011, the CNN IBN Real Heroes Award in 2011, Ashoka Fellowship by the Ashoka: Innovators of the Public of Washington, and the L’Oréal Paris Femina Women Award 2015 under the category of "Face of A Cause". In 2018, RAW in WAR (Reach All Women in WAR) honoured her with the 2018 Anna Politkovskaya Award, which she shared with Belarussian writer and 2015 Nobel Prize winner in literature, Svetlana Alexievich. She also won the Sathya Sree Award for Human Excellence 2018 and Northeast Biographers International Humanity Award 2019.

Tamara Enomoto is Professor at Meiji University. From 2013 to 2015, she worked at Oxfam where she was in charge of policy, advocacy and research on humanitarian and arms control issues and coordinated humanitarian aid and advocacy projects. Her recent publications include Weapon Taboos: Genealogies of Pariah Weapons (2020, Nihon Keizai Hyouronsha, edited book), The Arms Trade Treaty: The Self, Sovereignty, and Arms Transfer Control (2020, Kouyou Shobou), and “Demarcating Battle Lines: Citizenship and Agency in the Era of Misanthropy” in I. Hazama, K. Umeya, and F. B. Nyamnjoh (eds), Citizenship in Motion: South African and Japanese Scholars in Conversation (2019, Langaa RPCIG).