Upreti has been a women’s rights advocate for over fifteen years. Prior to her work at the Center she was a Program Officer at The Asia Foundation in Nepal where she helped managed the legal rights component of a women’s empowerment program and co-ordinated projects on trafficking and violence against women.
Upreti is a graduate of Columbia Law School where she earned her LL.M. degree as a Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholar and was recognized as a Stone Scholar for academic excellence. She possesses a certificate of recognition in International Law from the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law. While at Columbia Law School, Upreti was the LL.M. representative for Columbia Law Women’s Association. She has a bachelor’s degree in law from India.
Upreti is active in various communities and has served as a mentor to the next generation of reproductive rights advocates in the US through her work as a former board member and adviser to Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She is also on the board of Next Generation Nepal, a US based non-profit engaged in fighting against the trafficking of young children in Nepal.
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NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.