Youth Voices Count congratulates Rukshana Kapali for her remarkable feat of being in the BBC 100 Women 2023!
Launched in 2013 to address the underrepresentation of women in media, BBC’s 100 Women is an annual series profiling 100 women worldwide for their achievements across diverse fields and as a platform to discuss issues impacting women globally.
As an indomitable housing rights defender and transgender activist from Nepal’s oppressed indigenous groups, Rukshana has fearlessly championed queer rights and driven legal progress for the marginalized. Despite barriers, her inspirational self-education on gender diversity fuels her justice advocacy. Rukshana also steadfastly battles forced evictions of her minority Jugi people.
Rukshana epitomizes courage, hope and equality – a trailblazing beacon for positive change. We are privileged to have her leadership in our Team!
Rukshana is a member of YVC’s Core Working Group.