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Mr. Sunil Babu Pant
- Member of the Fundamental Rights Committee,
- Coordinator for young parliamentarians forum in Nepal,
- Member of the Parliamentarian action team on climate change.
Founder of Blue Diamond Society, nepalese LGBTI rights movement
Sunil Babu Pant was member of Nepal’s Constituent Assembly from 2008 until its dissolution in May 2012. Mr. Pant’s election to the national legislature in 2008 followed years of activism on behalf of the Nepalese GLBT community.
In 2002, Mr. Pant founded the Blue Diamond Society (BDS). He served as the head of the NGO until August 2013. BDS consists of more than 20 organizations and 120,000 members representing the interests of the country’s GLBT and HIV/AIDS communities. Leaders and members of the society have continued their advocacy in the face of threats of arrest and violence.
In 2008, Mr. Pant was elected to Nepal’s Constituent Assembly as a member of Nepal’s Communist Party United. His legislative goals include equal justice and economic rights. He served on a committee charged with rewriting Nepal’s constitution. In spite of his many accomplishments, Mr. Pant insists that his work is far from complete: "With our progress, however, is the awareness that so many more need to be served."