Prabal Gurung traversed continents to find critical acclaim for his feminine fashion collections.
Now, the young designer, who was raised in Kathmandu, Nepal, is leveraging his industry success to draw attention to the scourge of human trafficking in his childhood home, as a Goodwill Ambasador to the non-profit organisation Maiti Nepal
I feel extremely honored, grateful and humbled that I have been chosen to represent Maiti Nepal as its Goodwill Ambassador, he tweeted earlier this week, marking the first time that most of his nearly 22,000 followers will have heard of the non-profit.
Maiti Nepal has helped more than 12,000 women and girls escape sex slavery since award-winning activist Anuradha Koirala founded the group in 1993. Koirala offers rescued women housing, as well as education and skills-training.
A society [free from] human trafficking is possible and we must realise that it is our responsibility to make this world a better place for all mankind, Gurung told The Kathmandu Post. By simply stating our desire, we sow the seeds of great change.