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Dia - Nepal

Dia is a law-graduate, a queer-indigenous writer, and a feminist. Their interest lies in the LGBTQI+ narratives; how we (as part of the society) talk about it and how these conversations impact the larger as well as individual stories within the community. dia is mostly found reading, writing, and stumbling living.

Dia holds a strong belief that no individual person or community should be discriminated against, based on their sexual orientation and gender identities. This belief stems from the principle of international human rights law that every individual is born free and equal in dignity and rights.

They advocate for the recognition of the rights of the LGBTI community in Nepal. One of the important facets of Dia’s work, other than working for the legal recognition and protection of the community, is to help bring change to the already existing stigma and prejudices that still resides in our community. For this, they believe in the power of storytelling to raise awareness about the issues that still haunt the everyday life of many individuals in our contemporary society.

Dia aspires to continue advocating in these two-level; policymaking and public awareness to help bring change that will allow every individual to live a dignified life without facing prejudice in law and in society. And especially, for ensuring the rights of future individuals generation where diverse sexual orientation and gender identities are celebrated not discriminated against.


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