CEO Profile

Seema Khan

Ms. Seema Khan is a prominent advocate of rights of Nepali Muslim women at national and international level.

She founded Nepal Muslim Women Welfare Society (NMWWS) in 2006 as the Chairperson. NMWWS is the only national level organization working for uplifting the situation of marginalized Nepali Muslim women.

Ms. Khan initiated the formation of Women Rights Protection Groups (MWRPGs) to facilitate Muslim women to organize community level collective actions in restoring their rights, tackling human rights violation and human trafficking issues.

Ms. Khan is working as the present president of National Inter Religious Network in Nepal (NIRN), addressing the issues of violence against women caused by the socio-cultural-religious harmful practices.

Ms. Khan is a Central Committee Member for UPR review DRCFC Durban review conference follow up committee, a loose network establish after Durban Declaration.

Ms. Khan strongly lobbies for equitable participation in public decision making bodies, government authorities, community development initiatives and political bodies. She provides training to the national authorizes/ implementers as well as to the grass-root level organizations on the issues related with peace and democracy, violence against women, and basic women and child rights.

Ms. Khan had participated as the participant and guest speaker in different International and National trainings, workshops and seminars including Women Empowerment Training in Philippines organized by International Rice Research Centre (IRRI) and participated as co-panelist (participation of minority women in bureaucracy and political systems) in the South Asian Conference for Minorities organized in Thailand The Asia Foundation in January 2016.

As a prominent activist, Ms. Khan regularly writes articles in the national newspapers and participates in dialogues at community and national level and radio.

Seema Khan