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Shyra Karki

Mitini Nepal

Karki works for Mitini Nepal, an organisation supporting LGBTI rights. It was established in 2005 with the aim of protecting and promoting rights of sexual and gender minorities' people of Nepal. As a LGBTI activist, she regularly faces threats and intimidation from relatives of their client or village communities. She has been threatened to be raped, kidnapped or killed.

Human rights defenders and journalists in Nepal have continued to face threats, harassment, and the violent dispersement of peaceful protests by police and security forces, despite improvements in the overall human rights situation since the cessation of civil war.


International Women's Day 2014 Interview with Shyra Karki