Human Rights Lecture Today, November 17, 2016 at Santa Fe College

Human Rights Lecture Today, November 17, 2016 at Santa Fe College

Radha Paudel, one of Nepal’s leading human rights activists, will be at Santa Fe College on Thursday, November 17 meeting with students and faculty. Radha Paudel founded Action Works Nepal and dedicated her life to providing humanitarian relief and educational funding. She travels to poor regions helping communities reduce violence against women and advocating the end of “chaupaddi”, the segregation of women during menstruation and childbirth.

For the past two years, Radha has been on the road providing food, water, medicine, and supplies to towns devastated by two earthquakes and their aftershocks. In 2012, San Diego University nominated her as a Woman of Peace while the United Nations Development Program honored her with the N-Peace Award. In 2014, the Nepali government honored her with a Youth Development Award and her book, “Khalangama Hamala,” won the prestigious Madan Puruskar Award. Her story is available at

Radha Paudel will deliver a public lecture at 3:30 p.m. on November 17 titled, “Humanitarian Relief and Human Rights After Nepal’s Earthquakes.” If you are interested in meeting this distinguished guest before her lecture, please contact Dr. Vilma Fuentes at

Please see the following for more information: Radha Paudel Public Lecture