Walking down the Tibetan market at Swayambhu, Nepal, an inexplicable but familiar feeling struck me. I had struggled with the question of ‘positionality’ as a researcher, especially while studying the community as an outsider. Often, I was baffled by how the narrow definitions of mainstream international relations (IR) tend to neglect long-drawn non-violent resistance movements, such as the Tibetan movement. Feminist perspectives on women, peace and security (WPS) take a differential approach to defining conflict and war. Feminist IR scholarship challenges the notion of conflict as comprising only immediate and overtly aggressive forms of conflict and views long-term, consistent and passive resistance to oppression as part of the larger WPS domain.
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