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Dipendra Uprety was born in Nepal in 1980. In 1998, aged 18, he moved to Lebanon where he was employed in the hospitality industry. While in Lebanon he met and married Priya, a domestic worker, also from Nepal. Together, they were involved in voluntarily assisting the Nepalese community by visiting ill-treated and battered domestic workers in the hospitals and prisons.

Because of Dipendra’s work, he was made a representative of the Nepali Consulate. His wife was a committed activist and volunteer with the consulate as well. In 2012, they emigrated to Canada where they have continued to be active in fighting for human rights and justice for migrant domestic workers.