Anuradha Koirala, founder of Maiti Nepal, has made it to the top ten list of CNN Heroes 2010.
CNN Heroes are remarkable individuals nominated by viewers and selected by voting and a panel of judges. They are every day people changing the world with their sacrifice and accomplishments.
Anuradha Koirala has been desperately fighting to stop trafficking and sexual exploitation of Nepali girls and women. She has been doing it since 1993 with foundation of Maiti Nepal, a charity-run organization that heps rescue and rehabilitate girls sold to brothels in India. She and her group at Maiti Nepal have helped rescue more that 12,000 girls and women. She has sacrificed her life to the powerless and she is indeed a HERO.
Voting is now open and will continue until November 18 at 6 am US Eastern Time. Individual from the top ten list receiving the most votes will receive $100,000 in addition to the $25,000 which will be given to all the top ten CNN Heroes.
How to Vote?
Click Here to go to the Voting Page. Once you open the voting page simply click on the person’s picture or name and the selected personality’s photo will appear on the “Your Selection” box on the bottom-left corner. Then enter the characters shown in the security box and click on the “Vote” button.
Screenshot of the voting page.
Update (October 6, 2010) – Below is a recording of the interview with Anuradha Koirala by BBC Nepali.