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Maiti Nepal gets NRN support

LONDON: Non-Resident Nepali Association UK has provided financial assistance to Maiti Nepal – an organization crusading movement against girl trafficking and violence against women in Nepal for the last 17 years.

At a programme organized at Everest Inn in Blackheath London on September 13, the NRNA-UK Chairman Surya Gurung handed over a cheque of £7,232 (NRs 832, 830) to Maiti Nepal Chairperson Anuradha Koirala. He also hailed the role of the organization in stopping the women trafficking, rescuing them and helping them rehabilitate in the society despite the difficulties.

Speaking on the occasion, Koirala expressed gratitude for the help. She also appealed all to vote her for CNN Heroes Award by visiting In recognition for her relentless and undaunted contribution in the women’s and children’s issues, particularly in the prevention of trafficking within and from Nepal, Koirala is also nominated for CNN Heroes Award 2010.

The award is awarded every year to those eminent personalities who make outstanding contributions in issues related social, political, human rights, health matters, inter alia.

Koirala has received several awards for the glorious initiatives taken so far regarding social issues concerning children and women, some of which include German UNIFEM Prize 2007, Queen Sofia Silver Medal Award Spain, The Peace Abbey, Courage of Conscience Sherborne, USA.

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