Indira Ranamagar of Prisoners Assistance (PA) Nepal has been nominated for World’s Children’s Prize 2014. Indira is a young activist who has been struggling for 20 years in rescuing thousands of prisoners’ children in Nepal. Through PA Nepal, she has been personally and rigorously working for promising the basic health and education rights of prisoners’ children. The prestigious World’s Children’s Prize is considered as the Nobel Prize for children rights. Along with Indira, Malala Yusufzai from Pakistan and John Wood from America have also been nominated for the prize.
In 2002, Indira established PA Nepal and since then she has been beseeching with legislators and specialists for the protection of prisoners’ children. She has been running three children’s home, two schools and various youth initiative programs on organic agriculture, arts and crafts, all targeted to ensure the rights of prisoners’ children. Beside of providing basic health, educational and vocational services and trainings to prisoners’ children, Indira also fights for legal rights of the children.
Nominating Indira in the World’s Children’s Prize laureates, the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation stated, “Indira Ramanagar has been nominated for the 2014 World’s Children’s Prize for her 20-year struggle for prisoners’ children in Nepal. Indira grew up in extreme poverty and had to fight to be able to go to school. Even as a young girl she knew that she wanted to help other people who had hard lives.”
The prize winner and all the nominees will be awarded and honored in October this year. Earlier, in 2002, won the World’s Children’s Prize.
You can read more of the story of Indira Ranamagar here.