Bharati Silawal-Giri – Nepal

Bharati, a national of Nepal, started her career as a radio journalist in 1976. Later she moved on to print journalism and founded the English monthly magazine, “Media Nepal”. She is also a founder member of the Human Rights Organisation of Nepal and was active in the 1990 People’s Movement in Nepal.

Bharati has more than 30 years of experience in mainstreaming gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) in sectoral programmes such as governance, poverty, economic empowerment and enterprise development, migration, anti-trafficking, climate change, education, ending gender-based violence, and gender-responsive planning and budgeting.

Having worked with the UN for 15 years at the national, regional and headquarters levels on GESI issues she is now back home and actively promoting GESI and human rights issues. Currently, she is the General-Secretary of the Institute of Public Policy and Action Research (IPPAR), a Nepal based NGO and Chair of the National Network Against Girls Trafficking (NNAGT).