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empowHER – Anita Gurung

Anita Gurung
Age: 28
Impact Project: Possibilities beyond Hearing and Speaking - Nepal

Anita Gurung’s impact project idea is Possibilities beyond Hearing and Speaking – Nepal which focuses on economically empowering young women with hearing disabilities.

What is the most important aspect of being an empowered woman?
The most important aspect of being an empowered woman is the ability to fend for herself despite the challenges faced by her in a patriarchal society like ours.

What would you change about our society so that more women can lead empowered lives?
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nepal is still a patriarchal society whereby women are not treated as equal counterparts and treated indifferently especially in rural areas. Educating young girls and boys alongside can go a long way.