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Dipisha Bhujel Bags ‘Young Women in Public Affairs’ Award!

She will be receiving prize money worth USD 6,500.

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Dipisha Bhujel Bags ‘Young Women in Public Affairs’ Award!

Nepal’s Dipisha Bhujel has received the ‘Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) 2020 Award’ for her tremendous contribution to the women empowerment.

She represented the Zonta Club of Kathmandu in the Zonta International District selection.

Among the 32 District Recipients, Dipisha was recommended for the Top 10 International Recipients by the Zonta International YWPA Committee.


As per the Zonta International Board, the district recipients receive USD 1,500, and 10 international recipients will receive awards of USD 5,000 each. So, Dipisha will be receiving a total of USD 6,500.

Dipisha Bhujel has received the 'Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) 2020 Award

The notable works of Dipisha Bhujel are:

  • Started working as a translator at the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit (ERU) at the age of 14
  • Worked in the hospitals and health camps associated with the ERU
  • Served as the Vice-President of Junior Red Cross Circle at her school
  • Worked in Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal, an NGO
  • Initiated an online platform for young women to share their stories regarding menstruation to help eradicate the stigma associated with it
  • Currently, working in educational projects of NePals e.V, a German INGO, that educate students from remote areas about health issues
  • The youngest member of the biodegradable pad making project in Nepal

Currently, Ms. Bhujel is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English Literature and studying German.

Other Top 10 International Recipients Include:

  • Daria Nastasia – United States
  • Guadalupe Roman – United States
  • Kennedy Walls – United States
  • E Wen Wong – New Zealand
  • Leung Ka Chi – United States
  • Juanita Alabi – Ghana
  • Peoly Gunaratne – Australia
  • Emma Lehbib – Germany
  • Anaika Chopra – United Kingdom

Established in 1990, Zonta has presented 971 awards, USD 1,109,250 to 819 young women from 58 countries so far.

Zonta International offers the YWPA Award for young women aged 16-19 for demonstrating leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes.

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