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HE Ms Anuradha Koirala
Padma Shree
Hon’ble Governor of Province-III
Founder Director, Maiti Nepal,

Anuradha Koirala is an internationally known Nepalese Social Activist with decades of service and experience in social work. She is the founder Director of Maiti Nepal – an NGO dedicated for helping victims of sex trafficking. Since 1993 Maiti Nepal has rescued and rehabilitated over 12000 women and prevented the trafficking of another 45000 women between India and Nepal.

Maiti Nepal runs numerous homes, hospices and a school in Nepal where the victims are given a loving home, shelter, material help legal counselling with an aim to improve the quality of life and promote women empowerment.

Ms Koirala’s work has been recognised and appreciated the world over. She has received multiple national and international awards which include, The “Best Social Worker of the Year”, NEPAL in 1998, The Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu, Nepal in 1999, The Courage of Conscience Award in 2006, The German UNIFEM Prize in 2007, Queen Sofia Silver Medal in 2007, CNN Heroes Award in 2010, Mother Teresa Award in 2014 and the Padma Shree from the Government of India in 2017.

Ms Anuradha Koirala has been appointed as the Governor of Province-III by the Govt. of Nepal in January 2018.

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