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 ranging from reproductive rights to state transparency and accountability to arms control to LGBTQ+ advocacy. She has conducted policy research for Háttér Society, UNRCPD, and WHO and 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.