N-PEACE AWARD

Gaura Nepali

Despite the fact that the Constitution of Nepal prohibits discrimination based on caste, lower-castes in Nepal continue to face extreme marginalization and discrimination often live below the poverty line, and have lower life expectancies and literacy rates than the national average.

Born and raised in a Dalit family in the Shalarhi District, Gaura Nepali moved with her family to Kathmandu where she first experienced harsh discrimination because of her caste. This life-changing experience motivated Gaura Nepali to found the Association for Dalit Women’s Advancement of Nepal (ADWAN) and where she continues to lead. Through her work to defend Dalit women’s rights, Gaura Nepali aims at bringing together the multiple efforts in the community to support their cause.

Country: Nepal
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