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Tishya Khillare, 31

Senior Research Associate, Council for Strategic and Defense Research - India

Dr. Tishya Khillare works as a Fellow at the Council for Strategic and Defense Research (CSDR), New Delhi. She holds a doctorate from the School of International Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University and specializes in Women, Peace and Security related issues. Dr. Khillare's doctoral research developed insights into the politics of negotiating women’s bodily integrity at the United Nations.

Dr. Khillare has also been a part of UN Women in the Women, Peace and Security unit of its Multi Country office in New Delhi where she worked on various assignments related to gender and peacekeeping including monitoring and evaluation of the global rollout course on Conflict Related Sexual Violence, Female Military Officers’ Course survey report, modules for gender training for peacekeepers as well as baseline and end-line surveys for the Trainings of Trainers with Rapid Action Force (a special wing of the Central Reserved Police Force in India) prior to their deputation for UN peacekeeping missions.

Dr. Khillare has presented extensively on UN politics, women’s rights and feminist theory in several international conferences. She is also a published author on Gender and Security. Through her work at CSDR, Dr. Khillare aims to achieve equal gender representation and meaningful participation of women in order to increase their influence in elite strategic and policymaking circles.

Tags: peacekeeping, research, climate security, gender, policymaking