Stella Tamang is the founder of Nepal Tamang Women Ghedung, founding chair and adviser of the National Indigenous Women’s Federation of Nepal (NIWF) and also the founder-principal of Bhrikuti Secondary School. She is one of the founders of Sankalpa and is an executive
member of Sankalpa and the founder of Bikalpa Gyan Tatha Bikas Kendra and Alternative Traditional Learning and Development Centre. Tamang is a committed activist working for the rights of children, adolescent girls and women with special focus on indigenous, religious
minorities, socially, economically and politically deprived groups. Through various NGOs, she has created alternatives to provide opportunities of education for deprived girls. She has served as a member of the Peace and Conflict Management Committee of Nepal and was a commissioner of Nepal Government’s High Level State Restructuring Commission. She is vice-president of Nepal Transition to Peace Institute (NTTPI) and she has been involved in peace process of Nepal. She is an international trainer of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution (Germany) and has served as board member of Minority Rights Group, MRG, UK. She is a board member of Cultural Survival, USA, and adviser of International Network of Engaged Buddhist, Thailand and a member of Women Peace Programme (WPP), Netherlands. Her achievements also include the “One Hundred Heroines Award” by Rochester, USA, a nomination as one the 1000 women for the Nobel Peace Prize and two National Education Day awards.