Pushpa Joshi

President, BOD

Pushpa Joshi (She/Her) is a young feminist activist with experience working on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Safe Abortion rights, gender, sexuality, and young women’s leadership. She enjoys working and interacting with community people and strongly advocates for bodily autonomy, safe abortion rights, and SRHR. Pushpa is a co-founder of YoSHAN which advocates for the SRHR with a primary focus on safe abortion rights. Pushpa firmly believes that Nutrition is a gendered issue. According to her, addressing the issue of nutrition requires considering the structure of society and incorporating specific needs and challenges faced by diverse communities. She also emphasizes the need for equitable access to nutrition for all.

Kriti Dahal

Treasurer, BOD


Kriti has six years of experience of working as an auditor with several audit firms. She has served in a variety of internal audit capacities across many firms, private companies, institutions and organizations in India and Nepal. As a thorough professional, she is in constant pursuit of career excellence. 

Kriti Lamichhane

Member, BOD

Kritee Lamichhane is a public health professional with more than four years of experience in research, monitoring and evaluation, coordination, networking, leadership, and nutritional counseling. She currently supervises data management and data quality, assesses project progress, program monitoring, coordinates research activities, facilitates data reporting and management and plans and designs various M&E tools together with a partner organization at Ipas Nepal. She is a photographer who finds happiness in clicking pictures that touch her heart. She also tries her hand at illustration sometimes. A person who is attracted by the empathy and kindness of people around.

Sagar Parajuli

Member, BOD

Sagar Parajuli is a passionate public health practitioner and a young researcher from Nawalparasi (East), Gandaki Province, who believes in evidence-based policy development, service delivery, actions and interventions. He is Master of Public Health- Public Health Service Management student at School of Health and Allied Sciences, Pokhara University. He is a sexual and reproductive health and rights activist and feminist activist. He is a Top 20 Glocal Teen Hero Finalist of the year 2017 and is National Youth Gender Activist at UN Women Nepal (2021/22). He recently worked at Department of Health Services-Ministry of Health & Population for COVID19 Prevention and Control Program. He is also Founder of Samarthya Nepal, a youth led non-governmental organization working in the sector of education, health programs and health emergencies. His advocacy areas include data justice, digital rights, SRHR, GESI, Youth-friendly leadership and governance as well as mental health.

Prashikshya Bhattarai


Prashikshya Bhattarai is an awe-inspiring force in the realm of disability rights, gender equality, and mental health activism. With seven years of transformative experience as a Psycho-Social Counselor and a Master’s degree in Gender Studies, she passionately advocates for the rights of young people. Prashikshya’s unwavering dedication, combined with her personal journey as a visually impaired individual, fuels her remarkable impact. Her resilience, empathy, and eloquence captivate audiences, challenging societal norms and fostering dialogue. Prashikshya’s trailblazing efforts shape a more inclusive world, proving that disabilities are not limitations but catalysts for extraordinary achievements.

Rakshya Bhattachan

Member, BOD

Rakshya Bhattachan is a development practioner who primarily works in the areas of governance, gender equality and social inclusion. She is currently engaged with The Asia Foundation’s Subnational Governance Program. She graduated from Kathmandu University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Master degree in Development Studies.

Bhawana Bhandari

Member, BOD

Bhawana is a licensed Advocate and is currently pursuing her LL.M. at Tribhuvan University. She is highly interested in gender related issues, especially the matters concerning young girls and women and has an experience of working in this field for the past three years. As a cofounder of United For Impact (UFI) and the Vice-President of Community for Legal Literacy, Advocacy and Research (CLAR), she has organized and participated in several community-based programs on women’s rights, children’s rights, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). She is dedicated to work on promoting gender equality and advocating for the rights of girls and women.