What actions are you taking to promote and protect the health and rights of women and young people worldwide?
I am actively engaged in activism through a community based non-profit organization. I have been working with ignored women and youth since 2004. I took an initiation to gather women together and started a microfinance group for women’s savings, which has been benefiting many women members in a rural area. In addition, I have been advocating for the rights of Dalit (also known as untouchable caste) in Nepal, and I am speaking out for the rights of single women in the form of writing. I have led a delegation campaign called “Constitutional Assembly and People’s Dialogue” in which I provided training to 80 people from two VDCs including underprivileged women, political leaders, farmers, Dalits and other organization regarding human rights, women’s rights, Children rights and importance of selecting a good leader. I have also initiated awareness creating activities on the issues of sexual and reproductive health and HIV and AIDS with my club members in the villages.
I have attended an online Voices of Our Future (VOF) Correspondent Program for six months, which works to create equal visibility for ignored women in international media, which was organized by World Pulse. The program used the power of web 2.0 to inspire women to broadcast their ignored voices by speaking out for social change from the most forgotten regions in the world. I am actively advocating on women’s rights and how women can be empowered socially, economically, and politically; I have been doing this through my writing in Pulse Wire since March 2009. I am using my initiative work, talent, and writings to empower women and make them aware of their rights and many other issues related to their lives. This work satisfies me extremely, especially when my activities bring a smile to people’s faces. I am also an executive member of Nep-Aasha: Nepalese Youth Ignition, which is a group of foreign Nepalese group from Asian University for Women, Chittagong, Bangladesh which is going to organize a free medical checkup on June 2010 in Nepal. I have also written, directed, and acted in a drama for Nep-Asaha fundraising Cultural Show.
Currently, I am the grassroots correspondent of World Pulse, a media enterprise covering global issues through the eyes of women and have been actively engaged through writing in World Pulse since 2010. I have also been advocating for the rights of women journalists in Nepal. I am also a “One Young World Ambassador” from Nepal.
What is your vision of lasting change for yourself and for the world's young people?
I always want the world to be free from poverty, sexual abuses, diseases, war, discriminations based on gender, class, caste and location, equity, and social justice. Both men and women, should have easy and equal access to basic needs such as education, food, clothing, and a good health system.
If you could tell world leaders one thing, what would it be?
Without people, the word ‘leader’ might not exist in the dictionary, so, I would request them to love humanity and thereby work for the betterment of their citizens.