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Varsha Gyawali

Research and Evaluation Manager

Varsha Gyawali, PhD joined the Freedom Fund as the Research and Evaluation Manager in February 2022, where she primarily supports research for the hotspots in South Asia.

Varsha has over ten years of experience working on human rights, justice, gender and social inequalities, violence and exclusion, and armed conflict, mostly within the non-government and voluntary sector in the South Asian region, particularly Nepal and India. She has worked on various research, policy and advocacy-based projects with national, international and grassroots level organizations including the United Nations Development Programme, the Carter Center, Faith in Community Scotland and the Centre for Conflict Resolution & Human Security.

Varsha was awarded her doctorate in 2021 from the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University, UK where her research critically examined victimhood and agency within the complex lived realities of the conflict victims in post-conflict Nepal.

Varsha is fluent in Nepali and Hindi and is based out of the Freedom Fund’s London office.

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Joined our team in
February 2022