Subin Mulmi

Executive Director
Subin is a human rights lawyer and researcher based in Nepal. He recently worked as the Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor for Mercy Corps. Nepal. Before that he worked for Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) in Kathmandu as the Programme Coordinator for 4 years and then as the Senior Legal Advisor for a year where his responsibilities ranged from project planning, implementation, advocacy, litigation and research on statelessness, migration and human rights. In particular, he implemented a project on 'civil documentation' supported by UNHCR. He has a Master's degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University where he focused on gender, human rights and migration. He has conducted a number of studies on acquisition of citizenship certificates and statelessness in Nepal. He identifies as a staunch feminist and adopts a strong intersectional feminist lens in all his work and writings.

Kritagya Rai

Programme co-ordinator
Kritagya is a dedicated Human Rights Lawyer with experience receiving, investigating, and conciliating complaints violations of Human Rights especially on Statelessness and Gender Based Violence Context. He recently worked as Program Officer for 2 years and then as the Program Coordinator for 3 years on works on Statelessness and civil documentation in Forum for Women, Law and Development (FWLD) in Kathmandu. He worked as a legal officer in FWLD for a year before that. He also worked as a research facilitator in Center for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRd) for a year. He has a Master’s degree onHuman Rights and Humanitarian Law, Women rights and gender studies from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Symbiosis International University. He has conducted studies on Analysis and Recommendation on Legal Provisions related to people engaged in voluntary sex work and is also one of the major contributors in writing the CEDAW Shadow Report of Nepal. He loves to work in a multicultural environment.

Melinda Anne Sharlini

Programme co-ordinator
Melinda Anne Sharlini is a gender justice campaigner who has been actively involved in the Malaysian women’s rights movement for over five years. In her role as Programme Manager at Family Frontiers, she advocates for gender-equal citizenship laws and family-friendly immigration policies for Malaysian binational families. Melinda manages the Malaysian Campaign for Equal Citizenship, contributing to program management, grant-making, strategic planning, campaign development, and stakeholder engagement. She spearheads the advocacy efforts behind the landmark case of Suriani Kempe & Ors v Government of Malaysian & Ors and the #PindaPerkara14 campaign, which calls for a constitutional amendment to achieve gender-equal citizenship rights for Malaysian women.In addition, Melinda is an advisor for two young feminist funding organizations, FRIDA Fund, and Purposeful Fund, contributing her sub-regional expertise towards their participatory grant making processes. Melinda is also a fellow of the Young South-East Asian Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) and the LeadNext Program by the Asia Foundation that have enabled her to hone her leadership skills and strengthen her engagement in civic engagement initiatives. As an intersectional feminist, Melinda remains committed to continued learning and growth, as well as to contributing further to gender mainstreaming and feminist movement building nationally, regionally, and globally.

Sudir Silwal

Finance and Admin Co-ordinator
Sudir is an accomplished finance and accounting professional with extensive experience in the industry. He studied ACCA and has worked in various roles within the field since then. He has previously worked for AB & Associates as audit manager for three years and as Finance and Accounts Executive at Business Brainz pvt. Ltd. for the past three years and is still engaged in that role. He also has worked and is presently engaged on several other non-profit, trading and service industries, honing his skills in financial management, tax compliance, budgeting, forecasting, and financial reporting.

Shuchi Purohit

Research Coordinator
Shuchi is a lawyer based in India and teaches undergraduate students of law at Jindal Global Law School. She completed her LLM in International Law from The Fletcher School. During her time, she pursued her interests in human rights law and the law of armed conflict, with a particular focus on addressing intergenerational statelessness faced by children in Northwest Syria. Prior to her Masters’, she contributed comprehensively in the drafting of the Securing Citizenship which was a report on citizenship deprivation institutions of India. The report looked into whether citizenship deprivation institutions of India adhered to due-process standards prescribed by international law norms. Her work was recognized by Jindal Global University and she was awarded with the Dean’s Awards on “Outstanding Contribution to Legal Aid Services” and “Outstanding Contribution to Institution Building” in 2021. Her areas of interest predominantly include International Human Rights law, International Humanitarian Law, and Transitional Justice.

Prasanna Nirmal Aryal

Outreach Assistant
Prasanna Nirmal Aryal is an undergraduate law student at National Law College in Nepal. She has been actively involved in various initiatives that aim to create a positive impact in her community. As an alumni at the Millennium Fellowship, she initiated project "Dakshya," which focused on prisoner rehabilitation by promoting SDG no. 4, quality education. Through her work, Prasanna believes that incarcerated individuals can have access to resources that can help in the process of rebuilding their lives. She is also a fellow at the Young Women Political Leadership Institute, where she continues to advocate for women's rights and empowerment. Her belief in the liberation of women has driven her to become a dedicated advocate for women's rights, both within her community and on a larger scale.

Prakriti Niroula

Legal Fellow
Prakriti Niroula,a licensed advocate under the Nepal Bar Council, is a dedicated legal professional based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Arts and Law (B.A.LL.B) from Nepal Law Campus,Tribhuvan University, where she honed her legal skills and developed a profound understanding of the law. Prakriti's unwavering commitment is focused on child rights and women's rights, as well as broader issues related to gender justice and national identity. Her education and passion empower her to become a catalyst for real societal change. During her academic journey, Prakriti actively participated in various national level moot court competitions and organized various events, refining her advocacy skills and gaining valuable insights into the legal landscape. In her professional career, Prakriti has a diverse experience in the Nepalese legal system as a Litigation lawyer advocating for justice and a legal counsel delivering her valuable insights for a company. Driven by her deep seated passion for social causes and her commitment to being an agent of change, she dedicates herself to being an unwavering champion for justice, empowering those in the shadows.