Saturday, 28th February 2015

Changing the face of leadership in Nepal

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towerThey grew up in two different countries — Claire Charamnac in Singapore and Claire Naylor in Nepal — where they independently became conscious of the disadvantages women faced. After meeting at Georgetown University, they decided to do something about it.

They focused on Nepal, which in recent years has made strides in equality, such as creating a ministry dedicated to women’s and children’s affairs, and mandating that 33 percent of the candidates for Constituent Assemblies (Nepal’s version of parliament) are women. But Charamnac and Naylor could see that in general, women were not equipped to take advantage of the opportunities, and still faced deep-seated biases against women.
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