|Date||–||February 28, 2017|
|Time||–|| 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Refreshments and networking from 4:00 to 4:30pm
Talk program from 4:30 pm onwards
Shangri- La Hotel
|Speaker||–||Hon'ble SC Judge Sapana Malla|
Sapana Pradhan Malla was nominated to the post of Supreme Court justice on August 1, 2016. She also served as a Member of the Constituent Assembly and is a former President of Forum for Women, Law & Development. She has earned a Mid-Career Master in Public Administration from Harvard University and Master in Comparative Law from Delhi University. Among others, she was the Vice President of SAARC Law Nepal Chapter and Executive Council Member SARRC Law, former Central Executive Member of Nepal Bar Association and former Executive Member and Treasurer of Supreme Court Bar Association. She was a Member of Committee Against Torture, United Nation in 2014 and Gender Advisor Panel Member to the Reproductive Health Division, WHO in 2014 and was a Member of a High-Level Committee to monitor violence against Women. She had been selected as Nepal’s candidate for the CEDAW 2015-2018. She was Member of the Committee to amend discriminatory laws against Women and has been a joint recipient of the Gruber Prize for Women’s Rights. She has also received the Lotus Leadership Award for contributing to women’s rights and anti-trafficking laws and Youth Ambassador for Peace and award made by Youth Federation for World Peace. She has been selected as the Most Influential Women by Readers Choice and has been also awarded the Durga Award for working in the area of women empowerment.
Honorable Supreme Court judge Sapana Pradhan Malla will be discussing why inclusion is critical due to an unbalanced structure that exists based on diversity. Including stories from the beginning, this talk will encompass the conceptual framework of inclusion which was dealt with within the first draft of the constitution and how that concept is currently being translated into a legal framework. She will talk about the challenges we are facing and why the right holder needs to engage in this process. Throughout the talk, her own story will be shared of how she gained the courage and passion for understanding not just the power of the vote but the participation in it.
RSVP is no longer being accepted as the seating capacity is now full.