Kirthi is a legal researcher, lawyer and volunteer with the UN. A Peace and Conflict studies activist, she is presently a Commissioning Editor with e-IR, an online International Relations portal, and Logistics and Constituents Head at The Channel Initiative, working with women for post-conflict reconstruction in the DR Congo. Kirthi works with DeltaWomen, as a writer and with CAAGLOP as a Managing Editor and writer on African Policy. Recently, she was part of the UNICEF-UN Women Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities through her paper titled The Rule of Law to combat Sexual Violence in a Conflict Environment. Kirthi works on Intelligence and Security Analysis with Open Briefing as an Associate Researcher on the Asia-Pacific Desk, and runs an International Law Consultancy and Academic Journal called A38. Kirthi has written ad-hoc features for forums that include TransConflict, WorldPulse and PeaceXPeace and is a member of the TrustLaw Network.

Latest from Kirthi Jayakumar

Building peace through education

Kirthi Jayakumar shares her experience teaching English with Pax Populi, an initiative that pairs tutors from across the world with students in Afghanistan Read more »

08 February 2016

Storytelling for peace

How storytelling can be a powerful tool for peacebuilding. Read more »

14 May 2015

Two conflicts, one problem: finding new solutions to old wars

Kirthi Jayakumar the action taken by two different women in a very similar position Read more »

03 December 2014

Women in peacebuilding: actions speak louder than words

Kirthi Jayukumar discusses the progress of women in peacebuilding Read more »

28 November 2014

Whose peace are we building?

Kirthi Jayakumar examines at the dangers inherent in outside intervention. Read more »

12 August 2014

Can we leverage empathy to stop Boko Haram?

Kirthi Jayakumar argues that empathy and dialogue, not force, are the keys to ending the Boko Haram's campaign of violence and terror. Read more »

30 June 2014

Peace Journalism and Boko Haram

Kirthi Jayakumar takes a close look at Peace versus War Journalism in relation to finding solutions for the issues concerning Boko Haram. Read more »

04 June 2014

Understanding the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria

Has the implementation of Sharia law in Nigeria been at the centre of the country’s growing conflict? Read more »

21 May 2014

Can peace be secured at the expense of justice?

Kirthi Jayakumar argues that peace without justice is at best fragile. Only though justice can sustainable peace be secured. Read more »

13 January 2014

Sexual violence and indigenous women in conflict

Kirthi Jayakumar looks at how sexual violence during conflict is often used as a way to destroy indigenous populations. Read more »

09 October 2013