Vicky Mogeni (Nepal)


Vicky Mogeni (Nepal)

Vicky is a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University focusing on human security and international law. Prior to joining Fletcher, she worked in the nonprofit sector as a Development Associate at Citizen Schools, an educational non-profit where she focused on fundraising, program management and monitoring progress of academic programs and apprenticeships for students in low income communities. Previously, she also worked in research and cooperate partnership development at the International Crisis Group and as a researcher for the UN representative to Caritas International, a Catholic humanitarian organization. She is excited to venture into Nepal and work with the National Network of the Families of the Disappeared and Missing on transitional justice as well as learn about the issues that that families face in the region, post-conflict. Vicky is originally from Nairobi, Kenya and received her Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from Seton Hall University in 2015.



16 Nov

Nepal on my mind

“Activism is not a fashion show.” On the contrary, it is a lot less organized, and involves a multitude of actors and stakeholders. The one and most important take away from my experience in Nepal is that Transitional Justice as most things are is highly contextual. In particular transitional justice is incredibly unique depending on […]

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Posted Nov 16, 2017

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22 Aug

The Gender of Reparations

“If a man gets re-married, he continues to receive reparations but as a woman, if I re-marry I will stop receiving reparations. I would like this provision to change because I still have a long life to live.” The words “I still have a long life to live” resonated in my mind long after our […]

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Posted Aug 22, 2017

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12 Aug

Meet Prabal, NEFAD’s First Associate.

  Arriving in a new country and context can be overwhelming, and having someone to welcome and help through the process is definitely a relief. Extremely kind, smart and resourceful, Prabal welcomed us and has worked hand in hand with Kirstin and I from our first week on a listening tour, during our time in Kathmandu […]

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Posted Aug 12, 2017

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09 Aug

Tiger Talents of Bardiya

If you have been following along my blogs, you will know that a few weeks ago we officially launched the business cooperative with 25 ladies who have been training in embroidery in Bardiya. Since then, we’ve been taking the next steps to get the business off the ground and running.  Our second trip to Bardiya […]

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Posted Aug 09, 2017

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25 Jul

Conversations about Hinduism.

As religions and belief systems go, I had limited exposure to Hinduism prior to arriving in Nepal. In the past 5 weeks, however, I have learnt some basic principles of the religion from Prabal and trips to various temples, open to visitors such as the Pashputinath and the Golden temple.  According to Prabal, “Hinduism is […]

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Posted Jul 25, 2017

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19 Jul

Transitional Justice and the Arts.

“Transitional justice is not only a matter of law, but also a process of making sense of the past.” This can take various forms and one powerful form is through testimony including in the form of the arts. The five official mechanisms of transitional justice; criminal prosecutions, truth-seeking, reparations, memorials and institutional reform all work […]

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Posted Jul 19, 2017

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14 Jul

Stories of Landslides and Launching a Business

In Nepal, landslides especially during the rainy season, can cause delays and restrict highways as well as unfortunately, cost lives. Last week, I had my first encounter with some of these effects of landslides. We set out to Bardiya for the first time to meet some of the ladies that NEFAD works with, as well […]

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Posted Jul 14, 2017

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29 Jun

“It’s our right to know where they went.”

On 16th June 2002, youth activists Bipin Bhandari and Dil Bahadur Rai disappeared after being arrested from their homes in Kathmandu. On the same day 15 years later, families of the disappeared and missing, human rights groups and government officials gathered at the Attorney General’s office in Kathmandu for an annual event to pay tribute to […]

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Posted Jun 29, 2017

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21 Jun

Kathmandu: Reminders of Home

As Prabal, Kirstin and I walked to the bus stop after a meeting-filled day, Kirstin pointed out roasted maize on the street. In Kenya, we call it maindi choma and Prabal goes on to tell Kirstin and I that vendors in Nepal add a pepper-like spice to the maize which immediately reminds me of home. I once […]

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Posted Jun 21, 2017

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14 Jun

Dubai Detour: Reflections on NEFAD

My journey to Kathmandu has been a long one so far. I battled with New Jersey turnpike traffic and won, panicked through the temporary closure of the Queensboro bridge in New York, was delayed from Milan causing me to miss my connecting flight and I’m currently sitting in my Dubai hotel room pondering the summer […]

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Posted Jun 14, 2017

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