Heather Webb (Nepal)


Heather Webb

Heather Webb (Women’s Reproductive Rights Program - WRRP): Heather earned her BA in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2004, and then studied law at the New York Law School in 2008. After Law School, Heather practiced law for nearly three years in the corporate department of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. At the time of her fellowship, Heather was studying for a Master’s degree in international law at the New York University School of Law with a focus on international human rights law. While at NYU, Heather also worked as an Advocacy Volunteer for MADRE, and an Intern for the Legal Advocacy Program of CONNECT, a domestic violence organization. During the Fall semester, Heather served as a Legal Intern for Human Rights Watch, where she worked for the Disability Rights Researcher/Advocate. After her fellowship she wrote: “Through my fellowship with WRRP, I have learned so much about life from a very different perspective. I have found it amazing how the layers of understanding keep peeling away the longer I stay here and the more I experience in rural Nepal. This experience has been a life-changing one and has reaffirmed my commitment to a career advancing human rights.”



12 Oct

HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL CHILD

Yesterday, Thursday, October 11, people the world over celebrated the inaugural International Day of the

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Posted Oct 12, 2012

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09 Oct

THE WOMEN UPON WHOM EVEREST SMILES

Last week I went on a short, half-day hike in the hills surrounding Kathmandu with a group

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Posted Oct 09, 2012

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04 Oct

THE HEART OF A GIRL, THE WOMB OF A WOMAN, BOTH QUIETLY FALLING: AN OPINION-EDITORIAL IN THE KATHMANDU POST

One very thrilling part of my fellowship with WRRP for me was recently when an

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Posted Oct 04, 2012

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28 Sep

TAKE BACK TEEJ

Teej is largely recognized in the Hindu world as a day for women.  But is

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Posted Sep 28, 2012

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16 Sep

THE ROLE OF LAW: CHILD MARRIAGE AND A CASE FOR A STRENGTHENED RULE OF LAW

“Not through the legal system.  That doesn’t work.” I was in a meeting a few

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Posted Sep 16, 2012

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05 Sep

CHANGEMAKERS: WHO DRIVES WRRP AND WHAT DRIVES THEM

During my field visit to the WRRP-Lahan working area in July, while sitting quietly and unattended

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Posted Sep 05, 2012

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24 Aug

RUNNING TOWARD POVERTY: WHAT ARE YOU CHOOSING WHEN YOU CHOOSE TO MARRY EARLY?

What enters your mind when you hear the words child marriage?  Most likely, it is

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Posted Aug 24, 2012

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15 Aug

CULTURAL RELATIVISM AND THE UNIVERSALITY OF HUMAN RIGHTS: MY THOUGHTS FROM NEPAL

“That is just how things are.” I cannot tell you how many times I have

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Posted Aug 15, 2012

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04 Aug

“ALL MEN ARE THE SAME”: HOW DO THE MEN FACTOR INTO THE SOLUTION?

“The mothers all look so young here”, observed WRRP Advocacy Officer Dushala Adhikari during a

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Posted Aug 04, 2012

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29 Jul

FREED FROM THE BURDEN OF UTERINE PROLAPSE: RATNA KHADKA POST-SURGERY

Ratna Khadka of Gumi VDC, Surkhet, underwent surgery six months ago to repair her prolapsed uterus after suffering

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Posted Jul 29, 2012

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