Shambhawi Paudel is a human rights lawyer with a research interest in cross-sectional application of human rights standards in society. She completed her LLM in Human Rights Law, specialising in International Justice from Central European University, Hungary. Her master’s thesis was a study on right to access abortions and sex selection in China, India and Nepal. She has worked in different governmental and non-governmental organisations on issues such as reproductive rights, LGBTQ+ advocacy, state transparency and accountability, and arms control. She has conducted policy research for Háttér Society, UNRCPD, and WHO, and has worked as a research assistant for a Public Service Delivery Survey at Transparency International Nepal, the report of which is available at https://issuu.com/tinepal/docs/public_service_delivery_survey.