Our Team

Ram Kumar Bhandari, Founder and Director

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Ram Bhandari has led the struggle to secure justice for victims of Nepal’s conflict for over a decade. His involvement with the victims’ movement began when his own father was disappeared in 2001. He has helped to launch the National Network of Families of the Disappeared (NEFAD), the Committee for Social Justice, the National Victims Alliance, and more recently, the Conflict Victims Common Platform (CVCP) and the Hateymalo widows’ groups.

Bhagiram Chaudhari, General Secretary

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Bhagiram is a front line family activist, whose own brother and brother’s wife were disappeared during the conflict; co-founder of the Conflict Victims Committee, a family association, in Bardiya, he served as regional coordinator of the platform in Midwestern region, recently elected as a president of Conflict Victim Common Platform (CVCP) for Transitional Justice.

Prabal Thapa, Associate

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Prabal Thapa is a student at Kathmandu University majoring in Development Studies. He joined the NEFAD team in 2015 and facilitated the launch of the various campaigns including Bardiya Conflict Victims Cooperative Group in the summer of 2017. Prabal supports logistics for NEFAD events and projects.

Sarita Thapa, Embroidery Cooperative Coordinator

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Sarita Thapa, coordinates local women groups in Bardiya, lost her father during the conflict; works to support the victims community in Bardiya, assisting them with filing applications at local municipal offices and coordinating embroidery training for the Bardiya Conflict Victims Cooperative Group. The group dedicated to financially empowering wives, daughters, and sisters of the disappeared.