Binalakshmi Nepram, born in Manipur currently located in India's Northeast region next to Myanmar, is an author and civil rights activist spearheading work on making women-led peace, security and disarmament meaningful. She is author of five books, her two most recent being Where are our Women in Decision Making on UNSCR 1325 (2016) & Deepening Democracy, Diversity and Women's Rights in India (2019) published by The New York Universal Publishing House.
In 2004, Bina co-founded India's first civil society organization for conventional disarmament issues, Control Arms Foundation of India. In 2007, Binalakshmi launched the Manipur Women Gun Survivor Network. Bina has represented Indian civil society in many meetings of the United Nations in both Geneva and New York and currently is Founder-Convenor of Global Alliance for Indigenous Peoples, Gender Justice and Peace.
Bina is a recipient of Ashoka Fellowship, Dalai Lama Foundation's WISCOMP Scholar of Peace Award (2008), the Sean MacBride Peace Prize (2010), and the CNN IBN Real Heroes Award (2011), "Women Have Wings" Award from USA in 2016, Telegraph Newspaper Excellence Awards 2017. Forbes (India) listed Binalakshmi in 24 "Young Minds of India that Matter". Bina was named in October 2018 along with 2015 Nobel Literature Laureate from Belarus, Svetlana Alexievich as winner of Anna Politskovaya Award 2018.