Executive Director, Kopila Nepal
Bina Silwal Executive Director of Kopila Nepal, an NGO that has worked for the rights of marginalised women and children for the past 10 years in the remote areas of Western Nepal.Bina is a natural leader. She started her career as a community worker on reproductive health and family planning which gave her a deep insight into the effects of discrimination against women and girls. During the Maoist conflict she advocated for women and children’s rights, sensitising in both government and rebel camps – despite severe harassment and risk to her own life. The conflict left many women and traumatised which led Bina to develop Kopila’s expertise in the area of mental health.