Fellow Since 1991
Legal Aid and Consultancy Center
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.
This description of Shanta Thapalia's work was prepared when Shanta Thapalia was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1991.
Dr. Shanta Thapalia uses gender-conscious mentors to help Nepali women successfully become lawyers - a key step in winning greater legal and basic rights for women and children.
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