Radha Paudel is an Activist, Author with a focus on Dignified Menstruation, Women in Politics, Peace Building, Gender Based Violence, and Gender Equity. She is a pioneer Menstruation activist based in Nepal. She is the author of Apabitra Ragat (2019), Dignified Menstruation (2018), Shantika Paliaharu (Steps for Peace) (2018), Khalangama Hamala (2013) (best literary award 2014, available in Nepali, English.

LAXMAN BELBASE, Member as Expert

Laxman is a Gender justice & Child Rights’ Activist with over 15 years of experiences in programs development & implementation, advocacy, monitoring & evaluation, activism & organizational development & strategic planning in the field of Gender Equality, Child Rights & social justice at national, regional & global levels. His focus is on transforming masculinities and engaging boys and men in gender equity as one of the founding core group member of MenEngage Alliance in Nepal. Currently, He is working as a Global Networks Manager at Men Engage Global Alliance.

Ms. Inthumathy Hariharathamotharan, Country Coordinator Sri-Lanka

Ms. Inthu is Country Coordinator of Sri-Lanka for Global South Coalition for Dignified Menstruation. She has MSc in Development and Communication Extension. She has extensive knowledge and skills on training, research and advocacy around women's right, human rights at local, national, regional and global level as Head of the program, Vilthu, Sri-Lanka. Contact: [email protected]

Shrikhala Khatiwada,Miss Nepal World 2018. Goodwill Ambassador

Shrinkhala Khatiwada is an Architect and Miss Nepal World 2018. She believes that each menstruator deserves dignity during menstruation. Stigma, taboo and restrictions during menstruation is across the globe with difference in forms, severity and visibility. Globally, it is ignored. Today, after 4 billion years, we need to speak and educate that hygiene is an important element for dignified menstruation but does not guarantee the dignity during menstruation. 
She also Miss World Beauty with a purpose award winner, Nepal France goodwill ambassador and other engagements on social issues.

Marianne Leonafe Pastorpide, Country Coordinator, Philippines

Mafe is a Country Coordinator for Philippines. She has extensive experience on campaign at various levels. She is computer engineer by profession and spent several years in her career doing various roles in IT and Distribution. She finished her post-graduate studies (Master in Development Management) at the Asian Institute of Management in Makati City, Philippines, 2019.

Jane Bennett, Country Coordinator for Australia

Jane Bennett is an Author, educator and Co-developer of the rite journey Girls program  
with a background in social work, clinical hypnotherapy. She became passionate about the need to transform inherited views of embarrassment and shame around menstruation (and the many knock on effects) into those that are conducive to menstrual, and general, wellbeing. See for more about Natural Fertility Management. She also worked for Celebration Day for Girls is now available in over 20 countries. See