Arzu Rana Deuba, PhD

Kathmandu, Nepal
Term: 2014-2016, 2017-2019

Arzu Rana Deuba is a Member of Parliament in Nepal.  She is known in her country and globally as a leader for women’s health and rights. Among her many achievements, she was highly instrumental in reforming the abortion law in Nepal and has never hesitated to speak out on the issue. She also is Founder and President of the Safe Motherhood Network Federation of Nepal. She has served as Board member and Chair with the global White Ribbon Alliance; and she has served as founder, board member and adviser for a number of important organizations in Nepal focused on gender-based violence, women’s shelters, mental health, education, the environment, and poverty alleviation.  Dr. Deuba holds a Ph.D. in Psychology from Panjab University in India.