Sarita Pariyar

Born and raised in a Dalit family in Basamadi village of Makwanapur district, Sarita is intimately aware of the challenges of being a Dalit woman in Nepali society. Sarita holds a master’s degree in Sociology and a Bachelor's degree in journalism and English literature from Tribhuvan University. Currently, she is pursuing legal studies at the Nepal Law School in Kathmandu. Sarita is also the founder of the Darnal Award for Social Justice, and serves as a board member of SAMATA Foundation, a think tank that works for the rights and dignity of Nepal's Dalits.

The old weight of caste

Throughout Nepali history, the brutality of the caste system has stunted social transformation

Untouchable stories of touchable vaginas

The history of sexual exploitation of Dalit women