International Women’s Day : Anuradha Koirala

Its late but its still the 8th March 2010. Today is International Women’s Day, I dunno whether Im supposed to say Happy Women’s Day – sounds absurd. Well heres to more years of stronger women :S etc. 😀 ra here is Anuradha Koirala, who I and many others consider one of the important women of Nepal.
Anuradha Koirala

She is is the Founder and Executive Director of Maiti Nepal. Today she is a widely recognized activist and lecturer who has dedicated her life to combating the sexual exploitation of women and children.
Her work is often dangerous and requires great personal sacrifice. Maiti Nepal’s main office in Kathmandu has been destroyed twice and Maiti workers must travel with a bodyguard when overseeing rescue missions in India.
Most of the workers are rescued girls and young women who are healthy enough to work. “They need little incentive from me,” states Ms Koirala. “They are working to help their sisters and they know the horror of the victims.” She adds, “Society rejects me and my girls, but they are the most important thing in my life.”
 Who else do you think have played an important role in Nepal? Some news site had basically all of the female Nepali MP’s but come on; its wonderful how they have got to that position yet they seem to have failed to make the most of their status.

Lex Limbu
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  1. i am so glad to say that i knew about her even when i was younger and thats quite shocking really cos i wouldn’t have a clue who is who
    having said that she clearly deserves the recognition for all the work she’s done!

  2. Please vote TODAY and EVERY DAY until 18 November for Anuradha Koirala to become CNN’s Hero of the Year. CNN encourages voting as MANY times as you can, EVERY day. Vote for those who have no voice.
    Please vote 25, 50, even 100 times a day through 18 November. She needs our help and deserves this great honor. Tell your friends to help also. She could receive $100,000 for Maiti Nepal and her work to STOP sex slavery. Can you spare a few minutes every day to make this happen? Vote here!

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