Kalpana Bhattarai

Investigative news journalist from Nepal

Kalpana Bhattarai has been working as a journalist for nine years, and has published investigative news, articles, and feature stories as a district reporter.

Bhatarrai completed a Master of Journalism, pursuing her aspiration to report on social issues, specifically those affecting women and children’s rights. She has written stories on the trafficking of women migrant workers between the Indo-Nepal border, where she is from, as well as within the wider region.

She has recently published a story on the trafficking of women to Iraq for illegal labour. Having witnessed first-hand the issue of human trafficking, she is determined to bring awareness to this problem through her work.