Ms. Kirti Thapa has more than 10 years of experience in gender equality and protection of children and women from violence, abuse, and exploitation, including trafficking. She currently serves as senior program coordinator - child rights governance with Save the Children in Kathmandu, where she is responsible for providing strategic direction and technical assistance to her organization and its partners to improve their capacity to develop and implement child rights program. She also is responsible for ensuring that all programs of Save the Children are in line with the UN Convention on Rights of Children and other international human rights treaties and standards. She received a Master of Sociology with a major in gender studies and project management, a post-graduate diploma in women’s studies, and a Master of Science in Botany from Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu. During her fellowship year, Ms. Thapa will focus on human trafficking (prevention, protection, policy advocacy, victim support) and human rights.