Today marks Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s birthday (June 29, 1961). I chose to write a blog about her because I think it’s important that we know about women who have made a difference in the world.
In 2015, Bidhya Devi Bhandari became the 1st woman President of Nepal. She has over 30 years of experience in politics. Her candidature was supported by 14 parties represented in Parliament.
Prior to the presidency, Bidhya Devi Bhandari had been, Minister for Environment and Population, Defense Minister and Chair of the All Nepal Women Association.
As President of Nepal, she continues her work as a champion of women’s and minority rights. She pushed forward a law that requires 1/3 of Nepal’s parliament to be women.