Former Kumari, the living goddess, Chanira Bajracharya and mountaineer Lhakpa Sherpa have made it to the list of BBC 100 Women 2016.
100 Women is a BBC series established in 2013. The series examines the role of women in the 21st century. After the 2012 Delhi gang rape, BBC editor Fiona Crack and other journalists were inspired to create a series focusing on the issues and achievements of women in society today. The series covered many topics, including education, healthcare, equal pay, genital mutilation, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.
The BBC on Monday published the list of ‘100 Women 2016’.
The BBC said that 21-year-old Bajracharya was included in the list for creating a support network to help Nepal’s former living goddesses (certain young girls who are revered by the population until their period comes) transition into ordinary life.
Likewise, Sherpa made it to the list as she became the first Nepali woman to climb and descend Mount Everest successfully in 2000 and climbed the world’s tallest mountain seven times.