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.


  1. Anonymous01 May, 2010

    What a woman! I am so grateful that there are women in this world who care and 'do' something about it all. She's definately making a difference.

  2. Anonymous22 May, 2010

    Brilliant woman, Nepal is so proud to have you.
    I, personally Salute you.

    One of the daughter of Nepal.

  3. Please vote TODAY and EVERY DAY until 18 November for Anuradha Koirala to become CNN's Hero of the Year. CNN encourages voting as MANY times as you can, EVERY day. Vote for those who have no voice.
    Please vote 25, 50, even 100 times a day through 18 November. She needs our help and deserves this great honor. Tell your friends to help also. She could receive $100,000 for Maiti Nepal and her work to STOP sex slavery. Can you spare a few minutes every day to make this happen? Vote here!