Thanks to the support of our Giving CIrcle and Gems, ConnectHER donated $2,500 to Women LEAD Nepal this month. Women LEAD gives young women the knowledge, skills, experiences, and networks they need to become active contributors to Nepal’s democracy through advocacy or participatory politics.
Nepal ranks 101 out of 153 in the Global Gender Gap Index. Women lag behind men in literacy and access to healthcare and are victims of gender-based violence. One powerful way to boost that ranking is to increase women’s political representation.
Women LEAD, based in Kathmandu, offers young women in university (aged 19 to 25) an intensive 11-month training that will enable them to occupy political spaces.
Your donation funds an immersive, hands-on learning experience for a group of politically ambitious young women in Nepal. Women from marginalized backgrounds are encouraged to participate to champion inclusion and representation. Fellows of the program learn about Nepal’s political system, intern with a female politician, learn how to run an effective campaign, and participate in grass-roots advocacy.
How does empowering one young woman create political change? Just do the math…
Prakriti Bhattarai, a graduate of Women LEAD’s political leadership institute, launches her own organization, Political Literacy for Women
Her organization educates 350 young women, many of whom have gone on to participate in political or social movements
Each of her graduates is joined by two other females they inspire to participate in political or social change movements
Thank you for investing in leaders like Prakriti. The more young women like her engage in political and social movements, the faster women in Nepal will gain opportunities to improve their lives.