madhuriA well-known name in the Women’s Rights movement in Nepal, Madhuri Singh is the founder of Saathi, a pioneer organisation to redress the issues of violence against women (VAW) and girls, and through this NGO, has helped establish and operate the first shelter for victims of domestic violence in Nepal. She holds a doctoral degree from Washington International University, USA and her dissertation is titled, ‘Domestic Violence in Nepal: Social, Economic and Psychological Impact on Women.’ Currently a visiting faculty at the Department of Conflict, Peace and Development Studies under Tribhuvan University and Kathmandu School of Law, Dr. Singh also served as the Development Programme Specialist for USAID Nepal from 2001 to 2012. A committed Women’s Rights activist, Dr. Singh has trained over 4000 individuals on VAW & related issues and also contributed to the formulation of national policies and laws. She has been recognized and honoured nationally and internationally for her service in the sector of gender and human rights and was listed by One Action World, United Kingdom among the “One Hundred Women, the (unseen) Powerful Women Who Change the World” in October 2011.

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