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Sumona DasGupta has worked in the area of women, peace and security as a scholar-practitioner for 20 years, facilitating dialogues across conflict fault-lines in Indian Kashmir, evaluating peace interventions with youth, education, women, cross border trade and working with women survivors of conflict with a special focus on psycho-social aspects. Gender-based violence as a fallout of militarisation of state and society has been an area of engagement, particularly in Kashmir where she has co-facilitated workshops and co-designed interventions designed to addressed trauma. She has facilitated several conflict analysis and problem-solving workshop sessions with young Indians and Pakistanis using a conflict transformation approach and has engaged extensively with different actors and organisations in civil society undergoing conflict. As a researcher and writer, she has published extensively on Indian Kashmir, with particular focus on the impact of the conflict on women including those who have been displaced and those living on borderlands.