Date(s) - 05/09/2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Coventry Council House
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Founder and Chairperson of Prisoners Assistance Nepal, Indira Rana Magar, will speak on 5 September in Diamond Room 1 of Coventry Council House about her work providing basic needs and promoting the human rights of female prisoners and their children in Nepal.
She was awarded the World’s Children’s Prize Honorary Award by Queen Silvia of Sweden in 2014 for protecting the rights of incarcerated mothers with children. She has also been awarded many honorary awards including Ashoka Fellow 2005, Asia 21 Young Leader Public Service Award 2009, BBC 100 Women around the World 2017, Rotary Vocational Excellence Award 2017 and many more at national level.
In 2007 Indira was elected to the position of chairperson of the Network of Children, Prisoners and Dependents (NCPD). She is a committee member of the Peace Education Conference for the UN Decade of Peace in Nepal. She was selected as a delegate at the Asia 21 Young Leader Summit in Singapore and at the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) conference in Thailand where she spoke on improving conditions for prisoners. As an Ashoka fellow she was invited to the International Bridge to Justice Organisation in Geneva. Indira was voted the top Social Entrepreneur in Nepal in a national poll in 2010. Her work has continued to develop, including new initiatives like sustainable agricultural projects and community resource facilities, and new enterprises to involve college level children.
PA Nepal has 16 children’s homes along with 4 daycare centers at different prisons, and a capacity building and life enhancement training center. It runs 3 daycare programs and an Adult Literacy School in female prisons. To date, PA Nepal has socially reintegrated over 1600 children who were in prison with their parents. The organisation also supports 250 children of incarcerated parents who are living with their relatives across the country.