Durga Thapa

Activist, Researcher and Human Rights Defender, Nepal

Durga Thapa is an activist, researcher and human rights defender. She is currently engaged with two organizations, Blue Diamond Society and Sexual and Gender Minorities Student Forum Nepal (SGMSFN), of which she is a founding member. Prior to her current position, she worked with Management Alliance, Nepal as a management committee member for a year and has been merging women's movements and youth movements with LGBTIQ movements in Nepal. Durga has played a vital role in establishing the rights and identity to LGBTIQ in Nepal, to voice issues of sexual and gender minorities on the local, national and international level. She holds a master's degree in development management from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines.

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