Mohna Ansari, General Secretary

Mohna Ansari, a well-known rights activist, and Nepal’s only female attorney from the Muslim community, was appointed as one of the commissioners for the National Human Right Commission (NHRC) in October 2014. Before this appointment, Ms. Ansari was working as the Senior Advisor of IDEA International after successful completion of her four year term in the National Women Commission (NWC) in June 2014. Ms. Ansari has travelled and worked in more than 60 districts of Nepal to interact with the communities and to understand the complex legal, cultural and system issues that affect the rights and wellbeing of women, children and vulnerable groups in Nepal. She has presented papers on women and children issues in international forums. Ms. Ansari holds a Bachelor’s degree in law and a Master’s degree in Sociology. She also graduated a course on the “Human Rights and Peace Studies” conducted by South Asian Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR) in 2004.