Man Bahadur Chhetri
Leader of the Kamalari abolition movement
Man Bahadur Chhetri joined as the Manager of NYF’s acclaimed Indentured Daughters program in 2003 and was a frontline leader in the rescue of more than 12,700 Nepali girls from indentured servitude, a practice known as Kamalari. From 2013, Man lead the Empowering Freed Kamalari program, an undertaking committed to building a brighter future for these former child slaves. His efficient community-organizing skills and passionate advocacy for girls’ rights made Man unusually effective in the field. Before joining NYF, Man had successfully challenged the Deuki system of child temple prostitutes.
After the closure of the EFK program in 2020, Man is now overseeing the management of the Olgapuri Vocational School.