Nepal Constituent Assembly

Sapana Malla of Nepal

Meet Sapana Malla, a Diligent Pioneer of Women’s Rights in Nepal

As a lawyer, Sapana Pradhan Malla has pioneered women’s rights in Nepal, consistently advocating for equal inheritance, reproductive rights and women’s participation in politics. She has also been a politician herself, as a member Nepal’s Constituent Assembly, or parliament, from the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist-Leninist Party, where she fought not only for equal rights for …

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Sunil Pant in the Gai Jatra Festival in 2011 (In Chitwan, Nepal)

A Nepali Gay Rights Activist Achieves the Impossible

The name Sunil Babu Pant is synonymous with gay rights in Nepal. Over the last two decades, Pant has been seen rallying on the streets of Kathmandu, the capital, distributing condoms to people in the gay community and recently making laws as a parliamentarian in Nepal’s Constituent Assembly. Under his watch, homosexuality was legalized in …

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