Our Team

Ram 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 and the Hateymalo widows’ groups.

Bhagiram Chaudhari, Secretary

Bhagiram is co-founder and president of the Conflict Victims Committee, a family association, in Bardiya. He coordinates activities for conflict survivors and provides documentation assistance for families while campaigning 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 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 works to support the victims community in Bardiya, assisting them with filing applications at local municipal offices and coordinating embroidery trainings for the Bardiya Conflict Victims Cooperative Group. The group dedicated to financially empowering wives, daughters, and sisters of the disappeared.