Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Publication date: 
2017
Accord issue: 
Issue 26

Former PLA Brigade Vice-Commander Lila Sharma ‘Asmita’ explains how women PLA ex-fighters have fared even worse than their male counterparts in the post-war transition. Not a single woman was included in the negotiating teams, and repeated promises of the increased participation of women in decision-making have not been honoured. In response, she has set up an organisation with other colleagues to provide counselling, training and other support to former comrades-in-arms.