Sahana Dharmapuri has been a prominent voice in the Women, Peace and Security arena for many years. Sahana is Director of Our Secure Future, a program of One Earth Future Foundation. From 2006-2016 she was an independent gender advisor on gender, peace and security issues to USAID, NATO, The Swedish Armed Forces, the United States Institute for Peace, International Peace Institute, and other international development organizations. She has published widely on Women, Peace and Security issues including with CNN, Christian Science Monitor, The Fletcher Security Review, Hedaya and The Center for Global Counter-Terrorism, Women’s E-News, Human Rights Quarterly. In 2001 she co-created the first India-Pakistan Track 2 diplomacy effort with the University of New Delhi’s Women’s College and His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s Foundation for Universal Responsibility. She was recognized on International Women’s Day 2021, as a leader in women’s rights on the Fem100 list.
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