KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Uma Devi Badi, a women's rights activist and member of Provincial Assembly, Province No 7, has been enlisted at the 10th position among the list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world revealed by BBC.
TIKAPUR, Jan 13: Born in a Badi family of Thapagaun, Salyan district, in the year 1965, Uma Devi Badi is often considered an epitome of struggle. In the recently held provincial elections, she got elected under the proportional representation category in Province 7 after filing her candidacy from Nepali Congress (NC). Her struggle for the rights of and opportunities to the Badi community had grabbed a lot of attention and appreciation. She was the commander of the 48 days long Badi movement which has left its mark in Nepali history.