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Blogging Empowers Young Women in Nepal!

“Being a blogger enables us to give momentum to a revolution that can change the perceptions of the society we live in.” -Akriti, Women LEAD Nepal

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Women LEAD Nepal young leaders discuss effective blogging ideas.

These are powerful words spoken by a young woman leader in Kathmandu, Nepal. Akriti, alongside other young women, has the opportunity to participate in Women LEAD Nepal’s year long leadership training program. As part of this program, they will be equipped with essential life and leadership skills to create change among peers, family, community and the world. Last week, I had the wonderful privilege of meeting with Women LEAD Nepal’s amazing young women leaders in Kathmandu. Women LEAD Nepal became Girls’ Globe’s first featured organization in 2011.

As I sat on the floor with thirteen amazing young women, I learned each of their hopes and dreams for the future. I, also, learned about their passion for writing and blogging. Over the course of several hours, I shared my own journey through starting my own blog and joining Girls’ Globe as a blogger. I, also, gave them six effective tips for starting their own blog or joining an existing blogging network. During the course of the workshop, they talked about the issues they are passionate about and how to effectively blog about those issues. Over the next few months, you will hear their stories through Girls’ Globe.

Blogging truly empowers young women to share their voices and stories.

Visiting Women LEAD Nepal was a powerful picture of what can happen in the lives of young women through leadership empowerment. I was able to ask them what they see as priorities for women and girls in the future and also why they believe blogging and social media are important avenues for empowering women and girls. I, also, sat down with Co-Founder of Women LEAD, Claire Naylor. She shared more about Women LEAD Nepal’s work as well as how our partnership has strengthened their voices as they empower young women in Nepal.

Listen to these amazing young women!

1. What can global leaders not ignore for women and girls?

2. Why is blogging and social media important in the movement to empower women and girls?

3. Girls’ Globe speaks with Claire Naylor, Co-Founder of Women LEAD

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Diane Fender

Diane is a Global Traveler, Writer, Anthropologist and Vice President of Girls' Globe whose work has taken her throughout East Africa, Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, and India. She is passionate about empowering indigenous women led movements to create change for communities around the world.

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