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Babita Basnet is the President of Sancharika Samuha (Forum of Women Journalists and Communicators), a national NGO in Nepal. Ms. Basnet started her career in journalism in 1990 and is widely published on a range of political, social, and gender issues. She is also the author of non-fiction books. In 2006, Ms. Basnet participated as a member of the High Level Media Advisory Commission and Special Task Force Drafting Committee led by the Nepal Government. She is also currently the Secretary of the South Asian Editors Forum and Vice President of the International Press Institute (Nepal Chapter). Previously she was a scholar within the Peace Fellowship Programme, ‘Women in Security and Conflict Management’ (WISCOMP), New Delhi. Ms. Basnet has received numerous awards for her contributions to Nepal’s media industry and women’s movement and she is also a trainer on Gender and Women, Peace and Security (WPS) issues.