Ms Mandira Sharma


Mandira Sharma was one of the founders of Advocacy-Forum Nepal and is now the Chairperson of its Executive Board.

She was the first woman from her village in far west Nepal to have passed law school. Since her graduation from University in Kathmandu in 1990 she has worked for grassroots organizations advocating on behalf of prisoners, defending the rights of people in detention, and fighting against torture and ill-treatment and for proper legal representation of all prisoners, both political and non-political. She was awarded the Human Rights Watch Human Rights Defender Award in 2006. Mandira is an alumna of DTP.