While in Nepal, I had the opportunity to host an event at the sacred Dakshinkali temple honoring abused Nepalese women. The temple was built to honor Kali, a powerful female Goddess, so naturally it was the perfect place to invite them.
Hoping to connect with these women and document their stories, we held the first "Women's Day of Freedom" picnic here in recognition of their struggles through political change and celebrating their new found freedoms. 60 women from a small village near Nagarkot attended and for many it was their first bus ride! As you can see on this woman’s face, the party was a success. With the $500 we raised, we were able to reserve the temple, provide a feast (including an entire goat), and award prizes (for what??).
This is pivotal time in the history of Nepalese women- the new communist government educates women and treats them equally. This excited new generation is hungry for education and excited for change. Please visit Nepal and learn more about my documentary here: http://kck.st/tnhaoH