The murals were painted in collaboration with Ujyalo Foundation to mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence-2017. They reveal untold stories of the heroes who fought for the rights of women and LGBTIs. The Asian Paints Nepal supported with the paints. Each mural has a plaque with it to explain its meaning and significance.
Launching the murals, Ambassador Budd said gender-based violence is a gross violation of human rights that has a devastating impact on victims, communities, and societies, and it is unacceptable in all its forms, and it is to our collective shame that no country is free from it.
On the occasion, Ms Amuda Mishra the Founder and Executive Director of Ujyalo Foundation said the murals on public domain are a way to express ourselves and encourage others to speak against violence. The Embassy has supported Ujyalo Foundation to design and operate NiDARR, a smartphone application tool designed to provide individuals a secure and private platform to stay connected to their contact circle, report gender based violence, and maximize their safety to prevent violence. (RSS)