Advocate Shanti Kumari Rai is a lawyer by profession. She was a member of interim constitution 2007 drafting committee and a member of Nepal Law Commission (2008-2010) of the government of Nepal. She spent long time in teaching in Nepal Law Campus, Tribhuwan University, Nepal.
She has persistently been involving in promoting the human rights and fundamental freedom of indigenous peoples in Nepal since 1990. She has been serving as a legal advisor in various organizations.
Advocate Dinesh Ghale is a lawyer by profession. He has been involving in promoting human rights and fundamental freedoms of Nepalese IPs since 1995. He acted as a member of CERD promotion committee. He is Vice-president of LAHURNIP and Chairperson of Lila Phang (Ghale Samaj), a representative organization of Ghale indigenous community. He is serving as a legal advisor for various indigenous peoples´ organizations in Nepal.
Advocate Shankar Limbu, a prominent indigenous layer of Nepal, is constantly doing activism in promoting human rights and fundamental freedom of indigenous peoples at both national and international arena. He was a board member of United Nations Voluntary Fund for Indigenous Peoples, and executive board member of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) foundation, Thailand .
He has been publishing number of articles and journals related to indigenous peoples' rights and issues . He has been contributing a lot in promoting human rights of indigenous communities whose land territories are disproportionately affected by development interventions through public interest litigation and advocacy.
Advocate Bhim Rai is highly experienced lawyer. He is continuously doing activism on promoting and protecting indigenous human rights in Nepal since 1995. He is associated with number of indigenous peoples organizations as legal advisor. He is a trainer on human rights and advocacy. He is involving with various research work related to indigenous rights and issues.
Advocate Kashi Ram Chaudhary is professional lawyer. He is from Bardiya district, mid-western part of Nepal. He is defending and promoting the rights of indigenous peoples for long time at the local level. He is well equipped with workshop and seminar facilitation skills.
Advocate Hira Bahadur Ghale is from Ilam district, eastern Nepal, and belongs to Ghale indigenous community. He has been investing his efforts in promoting indigenous human rights at the local level for long time.
Advocate Makawan Subba is a professional lawyer based in Morang district of Nepal. He has operated numerous indigenous rights campaign activities at the local level, and facilitated number of capacity development activities of indigenous communities. He has been attending several regional, district and local level meetings and seminars on behalf of LAHURNIP.
Advocate Rai is one of the established lawyers in Nepal. She has been working on the issues of indigenous peoples as well as other general human rights. She has been facilitating several workshops and seminars related to human rights, particularly, on the rights of indigenous peoples. She attended several regional and national conferences. She earned master 's degree in Rural Development and LL.M from Nepal
Advocate Santosh Rana Magar is well established lawyer of Supreme Court of Nepal. He has been investing his precious efforts for promoting and defending the human rights of indigenous peoples for long time. He has conducted number of capacity building initiatives on promoting human rights across the country.
Ms. Buddha Shree Lama is lawyer by profession. She has been working with human rights issues including indigenous Peoples rights for the past one decade. She has been involving in promoting indigenous issues from local levels to international levels. She is working with LAHURNIP as an expert related to indigenous women.
Mr. Tahal Thami has experiences working with indigenous related organisations for more than 15 years in different capacity. Prior to joining LAHURNIP, he has worked with NGO Federation of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (NGO-FONIN) as programme officer and United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) as regional language assistant.
Mr. Thami has experiences working in leadership position in Nepal Indigenous Nationalities Students Federation -NINSF (Central Committee member and head of oganisational department), Association of Nepalese Thami Students-ANTS (Founding chairperson), NGO-FONIN (Secretary) and Association of Nepalese Indigenous Nationalities Journalist-ANIJ (chairperson, Kathmandu district chapter). He has also experiences working in the area of journalism. He has published books and articles in Thangmi, Khas-Nepal and English languages.
Mr. Thami holds MA in political science and economics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has LL.B. degree from Nepal Law Campus.
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Mr. Yamphu, earned Bachelor's Degree in Law and Master's Degree in Sociology, is a development professional with more than 15 years of experiences. He has expertise on Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Movement/Advocacy (Gender Equality and Social Inclusion, Indigenous Peoples, and Women and Children) Research, Livelihoods, and Social Mobilization.
He held different key managerial positions associating with different national and international non-government organizations. Despite his professional works, he has been involving in multiple social networks in order to amplifying the voices of indigenous peoples as human right activist. For instance, he has been playing a leading role as the Vice-Chairperson of 'Yamphu Kirat Siciety' , a represenative organization of Yamphu indigeneous community.
Mr. Sunuwar has more than a decade long working experience in the field of admin and finance in various organisations. He holds MBS from Shankar Dev Camus, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Advocate Manoj Rai (Aathpahariya) is from Dhankuta district, eastern, Nepal. He has more than 10 years of experiences in field of development. He worked with human rights issues (youth development, indigenous peoples rights, promoting participatory democracy and good governance etc.).
He is quite familiar with participatory tools (PRA, ReFLECT) and transformational approach to social mobilization . He has sound knowledge on Monitoring and Evaluation as well. He holds MA in Anthropology and political science, also done Master in Public Admistration and running LLM.
Ms. Shrestha has worked in the fiend of admin and finance in various organizations. She received BBS from Tribhuwan University, Nepal.
Mr. Bishnu Kumar Rai (Kulung) achieved BA in Nepali literature from Tribhuwan University, Nepal. He has been working in LAHURNIP as an office assistant since December 2012.
Ms. Chaudhari is from Kailai District, far-western region of Nepal. She has worked as Office Assistanct in different organizations.
Regional Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders
Advocate Juna Kumari Gurung, Kaski
Advocate Makawan Subba, Jhapa
Advocate Santosh Rana Magar, Kathmandu
Mr. Devraj Chaudhari, Morang
Mr. Gopal Dewan, Sunsari
Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders
Advocate Laxmi Rai, Kathmandu
Advocate Nina Dangol, Kathmandu
Ms. Agni Maya Meche, Jhapa
Ms. Bina Devi Tamang, Sunsari
Ms. Dhan Kumari Sunuwar, Sindhuli
Advocate Kashi Ram Chaudhari, Bardiya
Advocate Ram Hari Shrestha, Kathmandu
Advocate Yam Prasad Limbu, Ilam
Mr. Birkha Bahadur Waiba Tamang, Panchthar
Mr. Dal Bahadur Gharti, Kailali
Mr. Dil Bahadur Thebe, Morang
Mr. Karsang Temba Tamang, Rasuwa
Mr. Khagendra Pun Magar, Dailekh
Mr. Khem Jung Gurung, Lamjung
Mr. Kiran Mukhiya, Ilam
Mr. Prem Raj Ghising, Jhapa
Mr. Raj Kumar Rajbanshi, Morang