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Nepali Women of the Now: Manisha Paudel

By Richa Pokhrel/@nepalichoriblog

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This month I interviewed Manisha Paudel, a Senior Policy Analyst for the City of Tacoma. She works in the Equity and Human Rights department. In my understanding, equity is when people no matter who they are, what their background is have access to opportunities and resources without bias or discrimination. I would like to point out that there is a difference between equality and equity.  Manisha explained that equality is when everyone receives the same thing, but equity is when everyone receives what they specifically need to succeed. In her role she works to inform service providers of this difference and what it takes to close gaps and bring more people from various communities to the table. In addition, she works on creating policy that benefits the whole community, particularly in areas where people have been historically marginalized. Outside of her 9-5 job,  she has been involved with  Amnesty International and leadership – based organizations for more than 10 years.  She served in various capacities in Amnesty International, including Student Group Founder, Regional Group Member Leader, and currently Workshop Facilitator. She is a Nepali woman I admire because she works hard to make sure everyone gets their fair chance at having a quality life.

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Nepali Women of the Now: Ladies of Boju Bajai

By Richa Pokhrel/@nepalichoriblog

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I am so happy to announce that we are starting a new monthly series called Nepali Women of the Now. Every month, we will feature an interview with a Nepali woman (or women in this case) that we admire. I wanted to start this because I wanted to highlight the awesome things Nepali women are doing around the world. I wanted to recognize individuals for their creativity, their hard work, their compassion, their strength, and so much more. I wanted to showcase that ordinary people can do extraordinary things and you don’t have to be famous to be a role model.   This month, I talked to Itisha Giri and Bhrikuti Rai from the badass podcast Boju Bajai. I highly recommend you listen to them if you haven’t already. Continue reading “Nepali Women of the Now: Ladies of Boju Bajai”