A 22-year-old student of law is from the land of Everest, Nepal. Currently a final year candidate for the B.A.LL.B (5-year program) at Kathmandu School of Law, Dhruba 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.
Dhruba advocates for the recognition of the rights of the LGBTI community in Nepal. One of the important facet of Dhruba’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, Dhruba believes in the power of storytelling to raise awareness about the issues that still haunts everyday life of many individual in our contemporary society.
Dhruba aspires to continue advocating in these two level; policy making 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 generation where diverse sexual orientation and gender identities are celebrated not discriminated against.