Women LEAD Co-Founder and Executive Director, Claire Naylor, was interviewed by World Politics Review about gender equality and the current status of women and girls in Nepal.
Activists protest to ensure women’s rights in a new draft constitution. (Photo: Binod Joshi)
Continue reading “Nepal Must Go Beyond ‘Raising Awareness’ to Tackle Root Causes of Gender Inequality”
The potential for young women to be a strong force for change in Nepal is huge, but their voices, and experience remain marginalized in the democratic process.
Women LEAD’s LEAD Course alumni pose for the photo.
Continue reading “Why Women Must Co-Lead Nepal”
“I want to use trekking as a way to do good,” says 2016 LEADer, Sabina.
Seventeen-year-old Sabina wants to combine her dream of becoming a trekking guide with her passion for social change.
Continue reading “How Welcoming Girls into Nepal’s Tourism Sector Can Lead to Change”
Women LEAD’s new office shows a strengthening of the past—and a look towards the future.
Unlike prior years, the renovated training room allowed Women LEAD to hold its two-week long Leadership Institute on-site.
Continue reading “Building Forward”
I want to be a leader to help all the young women and girls in my community achieve their dreams,” says 2016 LEADer Pema.
LEADer Pema gives a presentating during the 2016 Leadership Institute.
Continue reading “Why Pema is the Visionary Leader Nepal Needs”
From an aspiring trekking guide to the next Steve Jobs, here are the exceptional young women we chose to join the 2016 LEAD Course.
Our 2016 LEADers pose for a photo at the conclusion of the 2016 Leadership Institute.
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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.
Continue reading “Leadership Institute Diaries: A Look Inside the First Day”
Women LEAD has been helping girls become aware about their menstrual hygiene and preparing them to help others as well.
Our program participants learned about Ruby Cup at the menstrual hygiene workshop led by Putali Nepal.
Continue reading “Speaking Out Against Menstrual Taboos”
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.
Continue reading “Women LEAD Conducts Its First Out-Of-Valley Program in Chitwan!”