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Sapana Malla Pradhan

The advocate of Supreme Court initially, followed by numerous identifications a courageous female activist, prominent lawyer, an erudite persona, lecturer, columnist, author, CA Member, affectionate mother and a beautiful human being inside and out, this infrequent personality is recognized as Sapana Malla Pradhan. She is the woman behind the role in securing women’s reproductive rights, gender equality, women’s rights to property and other various tasks at the policy making level for the welfare of women, children and HIV positive people in Nepal. The President of Forum for Women Law and Development (FWLD), Sapana Malla Pradhan has been playing a sagacious role in the sector of women empowerment in Nepal. The first proud Nepali woman to be recognized by prestigious Gruber Women’s Rights Awards 2008, Sapana Malla Pradhan is simply a true picture of strong and vivacious Nepali woman.

Visionary, fighter, endowed, intellectual, energetic, attractive and the ever professional, Sapana Malla Pradhan graces the throne of Close Encounter for this time.  




Age:  Does it matter!       

Birthday: 15th November

Sun sign: Scorpio         

Hometown: Nawalparasi

Romantic status: It's personal! Would like to keep private, but trust me I am romantic and married to my love!


What no one knows

True Confession:
When I see people in pain, cannot control my emotion.

My Work.

Guilty pleasures
Shopping and more shopping.

If you hadn’t been an advocate who would you be?

Secret behind your freshness and beauty?
Am I? These days I am so much occupied with so many works, I do get tired, but definitely passion for change is secret behind my freshness..

Some tips for girls to have good maintenance over them:
We all need to think for others happiness, but what about our self? Our happiness? Do what you enjoy, do what you believe in…..

When was the last time you cried?
Yes, I cried when I was in public poll for constitution last month, when I saw my own home town divided among madhesi pahadi and tharu, I did cry.

One talent you wish you had?
 Tolerance to face anger and criticism.

If you were given a chance to be any other women whom do you want to be?   
My self.

Biggest misconception about your self:
Aggressive and radical.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate yourself as a person? 
In whose values and standard? If mine, just a normal human being.

Nepali Political leader you trust: 
Without trust you cannot function but you cannot trust every body.

Nepal’s next biggest thing from (media, politics, sports): 
New Constitution.

Whom do you consider strong and powerful lady?     
 My grandmother.

Your biggest dream yet to achieve:
Women centric law and politics.

The secret behind your success? 
 Love from all of you.

Best way to spend Friday night:
With my son as he needs more attention.

If you had million dollars you would spend on (except fixed investments) :

For the cause of women, open rehabilitation center for women suffering from violence and empower them.

If you had superpower it would be: 
Gender equality and peace.

Have you ever wondered where you would be if legal sector hadn’t happened to you?
 I would have been an engineer.

How did the concept of Forum for Women Law and Development arise?
 After witnessing the systematic discrimination by state made law and suffering of women in Nepal.

What comes in your mind when you think about women?

Status of Nepali women:
 Still disadvantaged and in huge disparities.

To what would you attribute your national and International Awards?
 The trust people repose in me.

How does it feel to be a woman?

Food you can die for?
Choyala (Anything spicy and hot).

Currently you are busy with?
Making Constitution.

How is life as CA Member?
Time consuming and replete with the responsibilities.

The immediate improvement that you want to make in Nepalese woman as CA member?
Law against domestic violence…

What’s in your closet? 
Saris, saris and saris!

Are you a brands person?
Not exactly but I do look for good cotton and silk material….

Is there anything you won’t wear?
Mini- skirt.

What’s the reason behind your social involvements?
Being approached with the multitude of sufferings that are also in political minorities.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Make noise! Hahahaha…Wake up everyone else at home. But mostly I study.

Which song defines you?
Yo man ta mero Nepali ho…….

What’s the one habit that you need to kick off?
Making mess of my cupboard.

What do you smell of?

What do you want to be called as advocate, politician, social worker or a celebrity?
Advocate…a good citizen.

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