Her Excellency Onsari Gharti is the Speaker of the Parliament of Nepal, making her the first woman in the nation’s parliamentary history to hold the post. Previously, she was involved in the decade-long Maoist movement that concluded in 2006. She was elected to the Constituent Assembly (CA) in the second election. Since then, she has risen to become the Deputy Speaker of the Nepali Parliament and served as Minister of Youth and Sports within the cabinet of Mr. Jhala Nath Khanal, the former Prime Minister.
As a speaker, Mrs. Gharti has acted as a strong unifying force, consistently calling on her compatriots to work harmoniously towards the achievement of national goals. A seasoned diplomat, Mrs. Gharti has also authored a publication entitled ‘Civil War and Nepalese Women Movement’, in line with her ardent interest in taking up issues that affect Nepal’s 14 million women.