Shiva Maya Tumbahangphe , Ph.D.

Member: Indigenous Nationalities Upliftment Center,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Home: 00(977) 021-415160, 9842164408

Personal Status

Permanent Add: Biratnagar metropolitan city
Biratnagar -8, Pragati toll
Date of birth: 18/1/1964
Marital status: Married
Sex: Female
Language: English, Nepali, Limbu (mother tongue), Hindi


Ph.D. in political science on ‘Political women movement in Nepal (1990- 2003)’, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
M.A. in political Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
B.L. in Law, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
B. Ed. in Education, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Professional experiences

Since 2008-2017 Assistant lecture -Post graduate Campus, Tribhuvan University, Biratnagar, Nepal.
Since 2009-2012 Executive Member-Women rehabilitation center, kathmandu, Nepal

Since 2007 Executive Member –National alliance Women human right Defender, Nepal

Since 2007 Coordinator – Women human right defender, Morang, Nepal

Since 2006 Joint Secretary – Self Reliance Initiative-Nepal (SRI- Nepal)

Since 2006 Deputy Chairman – Social Development & Research Center (SODREC), Nepal

Since 2001 Member Indigenous Nationalities Upliftment Center, Kathmandu, Nepal

1995 Executive Member- Non-government Organization National Preparation Committee Nepal Beijing for conference (N.N.P.C N.G.O.Coalition), Nepal

1995-1998 Member of Central Committee- All Nepal Women Association, Nepal

1994-1996 Vice-president All Nepal National Free Student Union, Central Committee, Nepal

1992-1996 Members – Women Security Pressure Group, Centre committee, Nepal

1991-1995 Executive Members-Action for solidarity, equality, environment development (ASEED), Asia

1991-1994 Chief,-Women Department -All Nepal National Free Student Union Central Committee, Nepal

1986 -1988 Treasurer-Free Student Union, Nepal law Campus, kathmandu


Since 2001 Gender issues and Development, Social mobilization, women movement in Nepal, Women Legal Right ,Capacity Building for Leadership Training, Constituent Assembly and Constitution, Gender discrimination in political party, Leadership Training, women human right defender etc.


Nov-Dec2006 Worked as a consultant on Mid-Term Assessment of Inclusion Project under Plan Nepal, Biratnagar, Nepal


2011 (6days) Regional Gender and Politics Training of trainers (TOT) organized by Asian Pacific on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), Kathmandu, Nepal.

2009(5days) Training of trainers (TOT) on strategies and skill on monitoring and protection of human rights, organized by office of the high commissioner for human right in Nepal(OHCHR), Nepal.

2009(5days) Training of trainers (TOT) on women human right defender, organized by office of the high commissioner for human right in Nepal(OHCHR), Nepal and women rehabilitation center, Nepal.

2006(1month) Feminist capacity building course on Gender, Peace and Sustainable Development, organized by South Asian Network of Gender Activists and Trainers (SANGAT), Nepal,

2002(1month) Training of trainers (TOT) for strengthening the labour migration process and the combating trafficking in women and children in Nepal, organized by and women rehabilitation center, Nepal.

1996(1week) Training on Human Rights, jointly organized by Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) and Asian Student Association (ASA) Katmandu, Nepal

1991(2week) Training on Environment and sustainable development, organized by ASEED, Costa Rica.

1991(15 days) Training on Women Leadership, Kathmandu, organized by international union of Student and Asian students Association


2007(1 day) Preparatory proposal writing seminar for potential SIRF research organized by Social Science Baha &Social Inclusion Research Fund Secretariat÷ SNV, Kathmandu, Nepal

2003 Asian Social Forum, Hyderabad, India

2000 Workshop on Surviving Crises, Rebuilding Resistance Women’s Struggle Sustainable Development in South Asia, kathmandu, Nepal

1994 National Conference, Pokhara, organized by Bar Association, Nepal

1993 South Asian Youth and Student Festival, New Delhi, India

2009(2 days) Eastern regional women social forum program, organized by National alliance women human right defender, Biratnagar, Morang
2006 Awareness building Program on Constituent Assembly and Constituent in Morang district organized by SRI – Nepal, support by IGD
1992 to1994 National Gathering of Students Women, organized by All Nepal National Free Student Union Central Committee

1994 Training on Young Women Leadership, organized by All Nepal National Free Student Union Central Committee Palpa, Nepal
1994 Women Student Leader in Students Movement, organized by All Nepal National Free Student Union Central Committee Lalitpur

2002 Women movement in Nepal (1947-1990),
Many articles are Publish on the Nepali daily, weekly, monthly of the Nepali news paper.
2010 Nepalma Mahila Andolan by Bani prahashan, Biratnagar.

Main Areas of Research
2011(running) Violence again women of witchcraft case study from Morang Fund by COCON.
2011 (6 month) Political and Economic status of the Gangai community case study from Morang Fund by NFDIN.
2010 (running) Political and Economic marginalization of the Santhal community: a case study from Jhapa Fund by Social Inclusion Research Fund (SIRF) SNV,Nepal.
2010 (6 month) Ethnographic Profile of Gangai Fund by NFDIN.
2009 (6 month) Limbu community of Participation on politics Fund by NFDIN.
2002-2007 Political women movement in Nepal (1990-2003),
2005 (6 month) Women empowerment for Dhimal, Jhagar and Tharu, Fund by NEFIN.
1997-1998 Women movement in Nepal (1947-1990)