Two women, two stories, a united cause
Art has a unique role to play in helping us understand what other people are actually living, beyond the cold hard facts of data. The experiences of Rekha Devi Yadav and Gauri Devi Bista, two women from opposite ends of Nepal, have been brought to life through varied and innovative artworks. Through dance, visual representation and other media, the artists’ empathetic exercise of discovery opens a conversation around individual perspective, intersecting identities, and gender equality, between the artists and the subject, but also with the viewer.
Rekha and Gauri are powerful individuals in their own right, each with her own story. But their lives and missions are worth diving into as they also illustrate the wider struggles that women face across Nepal, and to some extent more widely. Each in her own way is a shining example of what can be achieved with the right support from organizations and their community, and above all with the right attitude and perseverance from within.