Rukumani (Ruku) Tripathi – Women Deliver
2020

Rukumani (Ruku) Tripathi

  • Age: 28
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Young people are the resource of any country. If they are clear about their compassion, they can help not only themselves but also their nation and the whole world. Youth engagement is essential to the growth of every nation.

- Rukumani (Ruku) Tripathi

Bio

Rukumani (Ruku) Tripathi was born and raised in Nepal. She is currently working toward a Master of Arts in Psychology at Tribhuwan University. Ruku is a member of Midwifery Society of Nepal and member of Young Midwifery Committee of Nepal.

What ignited your pursuit for gender equality?

As one of the first midwives in Nepal, I am always concerned with the equality and welfare of women. Being born in a country where gender inequality is present in every aspect of life, I find myself very lucky to have a supportive parents, especially my mother, who never made me realize the difference. I want to give every woman this experience, or at least try to make some difference in their life.

Please share your biggest wins as an advocate for gender equality.

In coordination with some organizations and my other midwife friends, we have started the toll-free number where women, especially pregnant women, can contact us during the pandemic if they are not able to teach a health facility. We are providing them online counseling and answering questions regarding their physical as well as psychological well-being.

Outside of your gender equality advocacy work, what do you enjoy doing?

I love to write poems and sometimes I also do paintings to refresh my mind. I may not be too good, but I love singing and dancing as well.

Languages Spoken:

  • English (Advanced/Native)
  • Nepali (Advanced/Native)

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