The IANSA Women's Network is the only international network focused on the connections between gender, women’s rights, small arms and armed violence.
Ema Golea Tagicakibau, Pacific Foundation for the Advancement of Women (PACFAW), Fiji
Ema is a campaigner for Gender, Peace & Disarmament in the Pacific also now pursuing Doctoral study at the University of Auckland and is a consultant on disarmament issues in the Pacific region including small arms and cluster munitions. Her research interest is gender and militarisation in Fiji and human security in the Pacific. A former Member of Parliament, Ema is an advocate and activist in women’s human rights, disarmament, demilitarisation and arms control. She is a trained school teacher by profession. Ema is a member of the Pacific Small Arms Action Group (PSAAG); Regional Representative to the International Peace Bureau, IANSA, CMC-ICBL; Asia-Pacific Peace-Women’s Network. She holds a Master of Arts degree (Women’s Studies) from Monash University, Melbourne; B.A in History/Politics and English/Literature (University of the South Pacific), and Diploma in Education (U.S.P. Fiji).
Jasmin Nario-Galace, Philippine Action Network to Control Arms and the Center for Peace Education, The Philippines
Jasmin is currently the Associate Director of the Center for Peace Education in Miriam College. She teaches Peace Studies, Nonviolence, International Security, Educational Psychology and Education for Peace in the undergraduate level. She is a trainer in the areas of Peace Education, Conflict Resolution, Peer Mediation, Nonviolence, International Humanitarian Law, Leadership, Values Education, Women, Peace and Security, and Educational Psychology. She is in the Steering Committee of the Sulong CARHRIHL (a third party network that monitors the compliance of the Government and the National Democratic Front to their substantive agreement to respect human rights and the international humanitarian law) and the Philippine Action Network to Control Arms (PHILANCA). She was in the Preparatory Committee that led the drafting of the National Action Plan (NAP) on UN Security Council Resolutions 1325 and 1820. She is co-convener of the Women Engaged in Action on 1325 (WE Act 1325), a civil society network of peace and women’s organizations that works on implementing the NAP on UNSCRs 1325 and 1820. She is Chair of the Subcommittee on Justice and Peace Education under the Programs Committee of the Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP). She is a member of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP), IANSA-Women’s Network, Asia-Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE), the Peace Educators Network of the Philippines (PEN), the Philippine Council for Peace and Global Education (PCPGE), the Mindanao Solidarity Network, Pax Christi-Pilipinas, and the Sowing Peace for Mindanao Network, among others.
Jacqueline Ogega, Religions for Peace, USA
Jackie Ogega is a peace practitioner who has engaged in a wide range of work related to gender, international development and peacebuilding. She is the Director of the Women's Mobilization Program at Religions for Peace international Secretariat in New York. She is the co-founder of Mpanzi - a rural-based organization dedicated to community peace in Southwestern Kenya. She also serves as an adjunct faculty on gender and peacebuilding at the School for International Training in Vermont USA. Her previous work in various positions focused on leading development projects in Africa that promote peace, education, social justice and the empowerment of women and girls. Her research interests include gender, religion, identity and social movements in relation to peacebuilding and development.
Mona Makhamreh, Masar for Human Development, Jordan
Mona Mkhamreh is a Jordanian lawyer and consultant specializing in international law, peacebuilding and women’s rights.
Rebecca Gerome, IANSA Women’s Network, Jordan/UK
Rebecca Gerome is the Women’s Network Programme Officer at the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA). She is based in Amman, Jordan. She has researched and written about the issue of gender and small arms in Colombia, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Jordan, and Lebanon and authored a report entitled “Women, Gender and Gun Violence in the Middle East”.