WOW | Women in Leadership

empowHER – Nilima Thapa

Nilima Thapa
Age: 23
Impact Project: Menstruation 101

Nilima Thapa’s idea “Menstruation 101” is focused on increasing awareness and understanding of women and men about menstruation and related health and hygiene issues.

How do you define empowerment?
Empowerment consists of the word ‘power’ and this power isn’t bestowed by anyone. It comes from within and allows you to take the very first step to do something ground-breaking whether big or small.

What would you change about our society so that more women can lead empowered lives?
What people do not know or understand results in social barriers and fear. Thus, perception has to be changed to learn, know and understand one’s liberty through awareness. Only then only will more Nepali women lead empowered lives.