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April 2018

Nepalis Political Leaders Spotlight: Prakash Pantha

As part of a miniature series, IFES staff interviewed elected Political Leaders with disabilities throughout Nepal. The fourth and final Q&A, highlighting Prakash Pantha, which has been lightly edited for clarity, is available below. 

What inspired you to become involved in political life?

 

In my student life I was very active in politics and I had won the election from the free student union. Furthermore, I was associated with ...

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April 2018

Nepalis Political Leaders Spotlight: Gori Darji

As part of a miniature series, IFES staff interviewed elected Political Leaders with disabilities throughout Nepal. The third Q&A, highlighting Gori Darji, which has been lightly edited for clarity, is available below. 

What inspired you to become involved in political life?

 

When I lost my right leg, I became shattered and had lost hope in life. However, one day while I was listening to the radio, there was an ...

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A woman sits in a grass field
April 2018

Nepalis Political Leaders Spotlight: Rupa Thapa

As part of a miniature series, IFES staff interviewed elected Political Leaders with disabilities throughout Nepal. The second Q&A, highlighting Rupa Thapa, which has been lightly edited for clarity, is available below. 

What inspired you to become involved in political life?

 

I was associated with National Federation of the Disabled-Nepal from a very early age. I also worked with Disabled People's Organizations (DPOs) in my district. When I realized ...

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