Rachel Petit (Nepal)


Rachel Petit (Nepal)

Rachel Petit is a 23-year-old Canadian, currently pursuing a Masters degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action concentrating in global health at Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs. Before coming to Paris, Rachel graduated from the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine with a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences, majoring in health and society. Over the course of her degrees, Rachel has been actively involved in advocating for the human rights of homeless and at-risk youth in Calgary and refugees in Paris. Rachel is working towards a career in international health advocacy and is grateful for the opportunity to develop her skills with The Advocacy Project. Rachel was drawn to working with AP, and specifically with CWN, out of a desire to contribute towards sustainable initiatives that support Nepali women in the realization of their right to health. Upon her return from Nepal, Rachel reflected that, "to arrive at one’s own conception of happiness, there is a minimum set of conditions that must be afforded to all individuals, regardless of cultural context, in order for them to be able to realize their full potential as human beings capable of exercising rational choices."



12 Jul

Meet Anjila Khadka, an advocate who is changing the way girls, boys, women and men understand menstruation in Nepal

I am constantly in awe of the people that somehow appear in my life. Yesterday,

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Posted Jul 12, 2017

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09 Jul

Meet the Care Women Nepal team!

Indira Thapa: President & Founder Indira Thapa, from Muga, Dhankuta, Nepal, founded Care Women Nepal

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Posted Jul 09, 2017

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05 Jul

Meet Sobha Magar and Pancha Maya Tamang

A day in the life of a woman in Nepal looks very different from yours

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Posted Jul 05, 2017

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04 Jul

Peace signs and ‘duck faces’ are universal, illness is universal, access to care is not

Yesterday I had my first taste of what one might consider “fieldwork” in the most

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Posted Jul 04, 2017

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16 Jun

New Friends, Happiness and the Right to Health in Nepal

The other day while I was sitting at my favorite coffee shop in Kathmandu (partly

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Posted Jun 16, 2017

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13 Jun

Life lessons learned in Nepal: relax, you have everything you need

Before beginning this journey, I was told several times that Nepal would change me. While

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Posted Jun 13, 2017

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11 Jun

Advocating for the sexual and reproductive health rights of women: the challenges of addressing the underlying cause of uterine prolapse in Nepal

I apologize in advance for the length of this blog, but I feel that it’s

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Posted Jun 11, 2017

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01 Jun

From Kathmandu to Dhankuta

The journey from Kathmandu to Dhankuta began bright and early at 4am when I left

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Posted Jun 01, 2017

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01 Jun

DO NOT BUY THE MILK

I would like to issue a word of caution to individuals travelling in Kathmandu (and

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Posted Jun 01, 2017

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29 May

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter

After 30 hours of travel I have arrived in Kathmandu. While I had planned to pass

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Posted May 29, 2017

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