If the term ‘resilience’ refers to a person’s capacity to handle difficulties, demands and pressures without experiencing negative effects, then Durga Ghimire is the living embodiment of it. The social worker and renowned human rights activist has experienced remarkable turns of events in her life, only to emerge as a stronger person.

She was active in the political movement for the restoration of democracy in Nepal since her college days. She was imprisoned thrice during the movement, spending a total of 13 months in prison. She was the first woman to raise the issue of human trafficking in Nepal in 1987.

In this interview with VMAG’s Alok Thapa, Ghimire shares with us the importance of capitalising on our strengths, finding the positive among the negatives to deal with any issue life may throw at you, and also reminds us to speak up against injustice.

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