Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini 

Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is a leading advocate, researcher, trainer, and writer on the issue of women's protection and participation in conflict management and peace-building. She is co-founder of ICAN, an NGO dedicated to supporting women's peace activism in conflict-affected countries. In 2007, she led a UNFPA/UNDP needs-assessment team into Maoist cantonment sites in Nepal, where she met with a range of fighters and provided training to the registration teams. 
As senior policy adviser to International Alert, Ms. Naraghi-Anderlini led the effort to develop cooperative strategies for working with governments and the UN in support of a UN Security Council resolution on women, peace and security. As the director of the policy commission at Women Waging Peace, she ran a research project that documented women's contributions to peace processes negotiations, post conflict governance, transitional justice, and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) issues.