Momentous day today for Nepal

Today, Nepal appointed it’s first ever female Head of State.

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Nepal's first female Head of State. Photo credit Setopati

Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Nepal’s first female Head of State. Photo credit Setopati

Bidhya Devi Bhandari secured a majority 327 votes out of a total of 549 votes cast through secret ballot at today’s meeting of Nepal’s Parliament.

WOW!  It’s a very good day for the future generations of girls in Nepal.

Check out the story here.

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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