Dr. Tista Prasai Joshi is one of the few women researchers working on Nepal’s water resources. She was a research student at NAST in the early 2000s, and that is where her dream to work and make a difference took shape.
Bhumi Badi continuously fights for equality. With federalism, a new constitution in place and a change in the waves of time, Bhumi competed for the local elections in 2017 and won as the Dalit Ward representative of Pakharnauli, Dullu Municipality. However, a seat at the table did not guarantee a dignified work environment.
To know more about Bhumi’s struggle watch her story.
‘Fighting a Casteist State & Society’, a film by Aakriti Ghimire.
Nery Thapa, a well-known cricket player, has been a left-arm fast bowler since the beginning of her career. She holds the record for the 2nd best bowling spell for Nepal and the fourth best in the world.
“Samiksha Chaudhary always wanted to sing despite being told she wasn’t good enough. She was sent to work as a Kamlari at the age of 8, where she would get leftovers to eat.She kept singing throughout and has now established herself as a well-known singer in the Tharu community.”
Jhowa B.K. is a member of the Karnali Provincial Assembly. She delivered a speech in the house during the sixth provincial convention; after which her leadership was questioned, criticized, and she was mocked publicly, for not being able to speak fluent Nepali which is not her native language. Her story started powerful discussions around promoting indigenous languages by Nepal’s government.