I am Bishnu Maya Gharti, a Global Fund for Women-supported activist in Nepal. I dream that girls and women in Nepal have access to a higher quality education so that they can become aware of their rights and the possibilities they should have. In Jharuwarasi, Nepal, most girls and women are educated but are not involved in the decision-making within their families or communities, they don’t own property, and they don’t have access to resources like bank accounts. My organization, Nagarik Aawaz, works to involve women and youth in the transitional justice process in Nepal, mobilizing communities in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, leadership, and other key areas. The women I work with are what inspire me to fight for women’s rights. I have seen women living through the worst, the best, the hardest conditions. Their courage to work, their confidence, their willingness to fight—that keeps me going.
Learn more about Bishnu Maya Gharti’s organization Nagarik Aawaz at https://www.nagarikaawaz.org.np/