C3 - Centrum für Internationale Entwicklung, Alois Wagner-Saal
Women in Emergencies – Opportunities for Change in Nepal
Panel discussion with Radha Paudel, Author and Humanitarian Activist and Luisa Dietrich, Gender Advisor
Moderator: Janine Wurzer
Radha Paudel, author and director of Radha Paudel Foundation, and Luisa Dietrich, an independent international gender advisor will talk about their experiences as women engaged in emergencies and development
Radha Paudel is an exceptional woman from Nepal. She was trained as a nurse, has a Master in Health Education, a Master in Sociology and a Master in Development Management. In 2002 she ran a safe motherhood project in rural parts of Nepal and barely survived a Maoist attack. For her book about her memories of the “Khalanga attack” she received the Madan Literature Prize – one of the most prestigious literature awards in Nepal. Radha Paudel liberated herself from gender stereotype expectations and took leadership for women’s right and non-discrimination in times of peace negotiations in Nepal. After having worked for many development projects she managed to found her own NGO, called “Action Works Nepal”, in 2010. One of Radha Paudel’s biggest aims is to empower women and girls in Nepal who are suffering severe discriminations in everyday life.
Luisa Dietrich has a Doctor in Political Science, a Master of Science in Comparative Politics in Latin America and a Master of Arts in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and . She has a long history as a researcher on conflicts in Latin America and has worked on mediation, peace and gender. Since 2015 she has primarily worked as a gender advisor in emergency teams and has travelled to many countries in times of particular crisis; among others to Sierra Leone during the Ebola epidemic, to Iraq, to Nepal after the Earthquake, to Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda.
Janine Wurzer has been active in the management and monitoring of development and humanitarian aid projects for more than 15 years. She focused among other issues on psychosocial support for emergency staff. Currently she is coordinating WIDE – a network for women’s rights and feminists’ perspectives in development.
Small refreshments will be served
The venue can be accessed via a ramp and elevator