Changemaker:Jemie Shrestha

Location:Nepal

I am playing my part for reproductive and maternal healthcare by advocating for the sexual and reproductive health rights to every young girl and boy in my community.

WRA’s global platform for youth has given me, and countless other young advocates, the opportunity to give voice to the demand for sexual and reproductive health rights.

My name is Jemie Shrestha and I am a Youth Advocator from a small town in the Palpa district of Nepal. When I first volunteered for White Ribbon Alliance at 16 years old, I was surprised to see how poor the reproductive health conditions were for women and young girls in my community.

White Ribbon Alliance’s global platform for youth has given me, and countless other young advocates, the opportunity to give voice to the demand for sexual and reproductive health rights. As a White Ribbon Alliance Youth Representative, I have represented my country at the World Health Organization’s World Health Assembly in Geneva. The honor of speaking for the boys and girls of Nepal, and the ability to directly question the health representative from Nepal at a global meeting about how they plan to listen to women and girls when making healthcare decisions in the future, continues to stay with me and drive my advocacy efforts.

I have seen the impact the Safe Motherhood Network Federation, WRA’s national affiliate in Nepal, has had on the lives of the women in my country, and I am dedicated to working for the betterment of all women, all around the world, to ensure their reproductive health rights through the White Ribbon Alliance movement.

Thank youJemie Shrestha

for playing your part.

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