Swostika Thapaliya

General Secretary

Swostika Thapaliya, 22, General Secretary at YUWA is an undergraduate student of Public Health in the Central Department of Public Health, Institute of Medicine. She has been working for young people’s SRHR and Comprehensive Sexuality Education for more than two years and has been actively engaged in peer education and national-level advocacy processes. She likes traveling and finds solace in poetry.

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
04:30 pm EEST 06:00 pm EEST Beyond coverage: Gender-responsive UHC is a right
Room AD 12-2

We are in a pivotal moment for universal health coverage (UHC) and the right to health. The pushback against sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) threatens Read More

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Swostika Thapaliya

General Secretary


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Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda