Past Meetup

Talk w/ Nepali Activist: Girls' Education in the Developing World

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Hi Cultural Nomads,

Come enjoy a new talk with award-winning Nepali activist Bishnu Pariyar, Founder of Empower Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON)! In this talk she will share with us about her experiences of being a Dalit (previously known as “untouchable”) girl growing up in Nepal and the obstacles she overcame to get an education.

Bishnu Pariyar: a Dalit woman from rural Nepal who beat the odds to complete high school and now holds a Masters in International Development from Clark University. Since childhood she has fought against caste- and gender-based discrimination and poverty and founded Empower Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON) in 1998. She remains the inspirational heart of the organization, which she leads with the help of a small Nepali staff and a voluntary organization based in Cambridge, MA. Her story illustrates the power of the girl effect and the meaning of turning oppression into opportunity.

Empower Dalit Women of Nepal (EDWON): works with rural Dalit women and girls who face obstacles related to caste, gender, and poverty. To learn more visit our website (!

15% of the bill will be donated to EDWON at the end of the evening so we encourage you to eat at the venue, although it is not required!