Lily Thapa is the founding chairperson of Women for Human Rights (WHR) that has been working for the social, political, economic and legal rights of single women in Nepal and in South Asia for past 20 years. She is the founding member of Sankalpa and currently serving as vice-chairperson. She is also the general secretary of the South Asian Network for Women Empowermentand Development, (SANWED). Her efforts have been recognized by numerous national and international awards, including the recent one Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu from the President of Nepal and also received Outstanding Leader Award from Indian government on her work towards women empowerment and for peace. Ms. Thapa has been nominated as Woman Manager of the Year by Management Association of Nepal (MAN). By profession, Lily is the Lecturer in the University of Nepal on Sociology and Gender.
National Consultation with women Leaders