Two female activists and gender champions share their stories and hope
Radha Paudel, founder of the development NGO “Action Works Nepal”, and Luisa Dietrich, an independent international gender advisor will talk about their experiences as women engaged in emergencies and development
Panel discussion, Moderator: Janine Wurzer
Radha Paudel is an exceptional woman from Nepal. She was trained as a nurse, has a Master in Health Education, a Master in Sociology and a Master in Development Management. In 2002 she ran a safe motherhood project in rural parts of Nepal and barely survived a Maoist attack. For her book about her memories of the “Khalanga attack” she received the Madan Literature Prize – one of the most prestigious literature awards in Nepal.
Radha Paudel liberated herself from gender stereotype expectations and took leadership for women’s right and non-discrimination in times of peace negotiations in Nepal. In 2012 she received the N-Peace award as “role model of peace”. Radha Paudel supported many NGOs in their efforts to empower marginalized people in remote areas of Nepal. In 2016 she found the Radha Paudel Foundation. She dedicates her life to stop violence and discrimination especially against women and girls in Nepal.
Luisa Dietrich has a Master of Science in Comparative Politics in Latin America and a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research. She has a long history as a researcher on conflicts in Latin America and has worked on mediation, peace and gender. Since 2015 she has primarily worked as a gender advisor in emergency teams and has travelled to many countries in times of particular crisis; among others to Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic, to Yemen, to Iraq, to Nepal after the Earthquake, to Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda.
Janine Wurzer has been active in the management and monitoring of development and humanitarian aid projects for more than 15 years. She focused among other issues on psychosocial support for emergency staff. Currently she is coordinating WIDE – a network for women’s rights and feminists’ perspectives in development.
Small refreshments will be served
The venue can be accessed via a ramp and elevator
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