Nepal has the population of 28 million and the female population is roughly 50.4%, among which the literacy rate is 44.5%. It was not long when the female was suppressed and was treated as second class in our male dominant society. A few years back, women were facing discrimination in every sector but the situation has changed substantially. Despite the situation and opportunity, many ladies have shown the world what they are capable of. We have evidenced the potential of women in bringing the change in the society.
Let us get an insight to some of the Leading Ladies.
She was born on 19 June 1961 in Bhojpur. She started her career in politics at an early age with CPN-UML, later on, she was elected twice in parliamentary elections in 1994 and 1999, and took the responsibility of Defense Minister in 2009-2011. Eventually, In 2015 she was elected as 2nd President and became the 1st Lady to chair the office. She intent to abolish the system of child marriage by 2030. The Forbes magazine has rated her in the Top 100 Most Powerful Women.
She was born on July 1980 in Dhankuta and is one of the most influential people in our country. She works as a writer and columnist in the Kantipur National Daily. Despite her disabilities, she was born with cerebral palsy and as a young child could neither speak, use her hands, or even sit comfortably, she taught herself to write with her left foot. Challenging her conditions, she wrote an autobiography called ” Jeevan Kaada Ki Phool” which won her Madan Puraskar.
Anuradha Koirala, born on 14 April 1949, is a Social Activist and the founder and director of Maiti Nepal – a non-profit organization in Nepal, dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking. She along with her organization has helped rehabilitate and rescue more than 12000 girls and women. Following her deeds in 2010, she won CNN Hero of the year Award. Also, she had won Mother Teresa award in 2014.
She is from Bhojpur and listed in the headline in BBC ,”From teenage guerilla to top athlete”, after she made her remarkable presence as ultra runner. This was only possible with her hardwork and endurance. She was just 14 when she carried a gun and joined the revolution. The passion for running brought out the best of her. She held the positions in events like Ultra Pirineu, Barro Sky Night, Mont-Blanc 80 km(record holder) to name a few.
Onsari Gharti Magar
She is, unanimously elected in 2015, first female speaker of the parliament of Nepal, born on November 1977 in Rolpa. Her affiliation with Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist-Centre) dates back to the days of arm revolution where she fought side by side along with the men. The strong determination and courage has paid off for what she is now.
The First women to the chair as Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Nepal on April 2016 was born in June 1952. The Constitutional Council headed by Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli recommended her for the post. She is known to have zero tolerance for the corruption in the judiciary. Her hometown is Biratnagar.
There is a saying” Pen is mightier that sword”, this is what she proves. Born in Kathmandu, she is a Canadian essayist, fiction writer, translator, and editor of Nepali descent. She has published a number of fictions and non-fictions and her notable works are Forget Kathmandu (2005), Tutor Of History (2001), Seasons of Flight (2010). Her works are also notable in The New York Times, London Review of Books, Hindustan Times, and so much more.
Sapana Pradhan Malla
Stepped on this earth on November 1963 in Nawalparasi, she grew up to be the lawyer and a member of Nepalese Constitutional Assembly. She is also a founder and former president of the Forum for Women, Law & Development. Her women right activity won Gruber Prize for Women’s Rights jointly.
Bhawana Ghimire, 33, is a native from Argakhachi, Nepal. She is the first CEO of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). She is an MBA graduate from the University of Wales and has worked for international firms in the past which includes UK, Kuwait, and Bahrain. It was her idea to organize 63 over match as a tribute to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes taking his equipment to Mt. Everest. She initiated “Bat for Nepal” project under CAN banner appealing global cricket communities to support Nepal and it’s rebuilding initiatives which also includes rebuilding destructed cricketing infrastructures and facilities. she resigned on 2016 June after the ICC AGM in Scotland, however, she has been working for the development of Nepal’s cricket under ICC Management directly as a local coordinator.
January 1993 is the date of her birth and Pokhara is the place where it occurred. She is a beautiful and multi-talented person, she has made fame in sports, modeling and acting as well. She was just 13 years old when she participated in South Asian Games for Volleyball, she was the youngest volleyball player at that time. At, age 16 she won the best volleyball player in Nepal. With her personality, she made in top 5 finalists in Miss Nepal 2013 event. Besides this, she also boosted her acting career through the movie Ghalek and Yamphawati.