Atia Anwar Zoon

Atia Anwar Zoon is the Director of the Women Wing at Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) and is assistant Professor in English at Federal Urdu University Islamabad. Since 2013 Atia has been involved with women’s issues in Kashmir, working in particular on initiatives to make the voice of women heard in the Kashmir conflict. Atia has been closely involved in a project supported by Conciliation Resources called Cross Lines of Control, focussing on the role of women in peacebuilding.  Atia has also been part of numerous research projects related to women and gender. She has participated in the United Nations Human Rights Council since 2014. She holds a PhD in English linguistics and wrote her thesis on ‘Working Women: Negotiating Multiple Identities in conflict settings: A case study of women of disputed Pakistani Administered Kashmir’.