Saturday, 1 May 2010

One Amazing Woman - Anuradha Koirala

I love women, and I am proud to be one. We are movers and shakers. And, Anuradha Koirala is no exception. Who is Anuradha Koirala I hear you may ask.

Well, this very amazing woman is the founder of Maiti Nepal a sanctuary/rehabilitation for survivors of the sex trade.  The function of Maiti Nepal is also to rescue girls who have been sold, and to bring to justice the traders.  As you can imagine this is risky business, but this tiny powerhouse of a woman has been crusading now for 17 years, rescuing girls crossing the Nepalese border into India.  Twice the main office of Maiti Nepal has been destroyed, and workers need to be escorted by security guards when in India on rescue missions.

You can read more on Maiti Nepal here.  For now, I have posted a quick clip on Anuradha Koirala, who has been nominated as a CNN Hero. 

I am thankful for women like Anuradha Koirala, who are making a massive difference in the lives of broken women.  She certainly gets my vote.