RADHA PAUDEL, Founder/CEO
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.
ANUPA REGMI, NEPAL
My name is Anupa Regmi and I am a founder and currently program coordinator of Radha Paudel Foundation. With a bachelors in Science and Nursing, Masters in Child Development and Gender Socialization, and Masters Degree in Sociology and Anthropology. I am a research oriented community organizer in Nepal working on Dignified Menstruation. My interest are to mobilize activist volunteer, peacemaker, health care workers, educators to end violence against women and men, and girls and boys through dismantling oppressive structural, institutional, and personal biases against sex, gender, sexuality, class, race/caste, and other identities, starting with the right for dignity during menstruation.
LAXMAN BELBASE, Member as Expert
Laxman is a Gender justice & Child Rights Activist with over 15 years of experience 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 members of the MenEngage Alliance in Nepal. Currently, He is working as a Global Networks Manager at Men Engage Global Alliance.
ANNA SOETOMO, INDONESIA
ESTHER KYAZIKE, UGANDA
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 are across the globe with the 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 dignity during menstruation.
She also Miss World Beauty with a purpose award winner, Nepal France goodwill ambassador, and other engagements on social issues.
MILI ADHIKARI, USA
My name is Mili Adhikari and I am a Public Health Practitioner with a Bachelors from UC Berkeley, currently working as a Reproductive Health Specialist for Planned Parenthood. My passion is working in Menstruation rights, reproductive justice, gender equity, and preventative care through education, awareness, activism and community building. As a youth menstruation activist, menstruating- women, and health care worker, I am deeply invested in transforming the menstruation agenda to reflect dignity as its highest priority and thus center each individuals inalienable rights to dignity which will be fulfilled through destigmatization, removal of all menstruation restrictions, affordable and environmentally sustainable products, infrastructure, and body literacy.
PEFI MASSEY, AUSTRALIAt7uk 675
My name is Pefi Kingi, and I am a Pacific activist based in Australia; formerly of New Zealand; and born in Niue. I am passionate about Pacific development and women’s development. I am a secondary school teacher by trade; educational advisor for teacher training, teacher development and school development; and lastly, education review officer in compulsory education. I have managed a Pacific mental health service; and directed a national Pacific problem gambling minimisation service. I’ve also given time and energy to Pacific interests family/domestic violence prevention; sexual violence research, suicide prevention, and most recently, Pacific migrants and migration in the Pacific region. I support Dignified Menstruation for all Pacific Women and Girls, and for all Women and Girls