In July 2016, the Women LEAD family mourned the heartbreaking loss of 2012 LEADer Sujata Baskota. Today, on what would have been her 22nd birthday, we are proud to announce the creation of the Sujata Baskota Changemaker Grant.
2012 LEADer Sujata Baskota played a key role in Women LEAD’s post-earthquake relief project in April 2015 (Photo: FIT)
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After selecting 30 exceptional young women from in and around the Kathmandu Valley, Women LEAD kicked off it’s seventh-annual Leadership Institute on International Day of Friendship.
2016 LEADers Sabina (left) and Shweta (right) get to know each other and ask each other why they wanted to join Women LEAD.
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Our program participants learning about Ruby Cup at the menstrual hygiene workshop led by Putali Nepal.
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Women LEAD ran a week-long Intercultural Leadership Workshop in Chitwan. This is the first time that Women LEAD led a leadership training for young women outside of the Kathmandu Valley.
Participants of the Intercultural Leadership Workshop in Chitwan, Nepal pose for a photo on their final day together
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A year after Nepal’s devastating 7.8 earthquake, our Communications and Programs Associate, Aparna Singh, reflects on the day.
Program alumni, Samikshya, distributes study kits from the LEAD Education Relief Project
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Organizations like our partner, Wedu, provide young women with the support system they need to grow as leaders.
Wedu’s “Rising Stars”from Nepal (Photo: Wedu)
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People often ask our 2012 LEADer, Sujata, how Women LEAD changes Nepal. “You don’t go to the villages,” they tell her. For Sujata, the answer to this question is simple.
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Think Holi is all about fun and colors? Think again.
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Defying societal norms, young, Nepali women discuss taboo topics at The Vagina Monologues.
2014 LEADer Niharika gives a moving performance in The Vagina Monologues
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Worldwide, March is recognized as Women’s History Month. At Women LEAD, we’re celebrating seven women who have overcome incredible obstacles to make history in Nepal.
Puspa Basnet is the Founder and President of the Early Childhood Development Center and the 2012 CNN Hero of the Year (Photo: CNN/Sumnima Udas)
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