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United to end the violence against women
. Ban Ki-moon
"Break the silence. When you witness violence against women and girls, do not sit back. Act."
Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary-General

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Men must teach each other that real men do not violate or oppress women – and that a woman’s place is not just in the home or the field, but in schools and offices and boardrooms.


Network of Men Leaders

Members of the Secretary-General’s Network of Men Leaders

Kalyan Shrestha

Kalyan Shrestha

Justice Mr. Kalyan Shrestha has been continuously serving as a Justice of the Supreme Court in Nepal since 2005. He started his professional career as a Judicial Officer in 1977, and was appointed District Judge from 1979 to 1983. He served in the Ministry of Law and Justice until 1985, and was a Judge in various Zonal Courts and Courts of Appeals of the country. He also served as first Executive Director of National Judicial Academy of Nepal in 2004.

Justice Shrestha has been rendering numerous judicial pronouncements in the areas of human rights, gender justice, environmental justice, judicial reforms, mediation, juvenile justice, good governance, and constitutional disputes. His contribution on gender justice includes directive orders for maintaining privacy on specialized nature of cases, invalidating discriminatory legal provisions declaring them ultra vires with constitution, and issuing directive orders on public interest litigations.

Off the bench, he is also active on different research and academic activities, including Draft on Penal Code, Penal Procedure Code and Sentencing Policy. He worked as a Co-author of Constitutional Law of Nepal (1997) and The Constitution of Nepal and its Analysis (1996). In 2006, he acted as Coordinator of Publication Committee of Fifty Years of the Supreme Court of Nepal.