The group is meant to increase interaction between Women of Kashmir from Jammu & Kashmir (J&K), Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) and overseas in order to build synergies, understandings hence moving forward the key objective of promoting the role of women and their rights in conflict zone i.e. Kashmir under the International Conventions e.g UN 1325 and other relevant documents . The attempt is also made so that Women through their understanding and concept of “knowing each other” build coalition and network of sisters for promoting the case for having the adaptation of UN 1325 and other International Conventions in the region.
We have also observed that there are only 6 women parliamentarians in AJK Legislative Assembly while similar is the case in the IOK. This needs to be increased and enhanced.
This is an attempt made in order to bring together women’s groups hence highlighting the potential future young Kashmiri women leaders within not only from the mainstream political parties but also from the several levels of Civil Society. We welcome dialogue, discussions, suggestions, and way forward for this e-initiative.