First Dalit women of Pakistan Featured in BBC 100 women list: Pakistani Politician Krishna Kumari Kohli is featured in BBC 100 women list. The inspiring and influential women from all around the world have been featured in the BBC 100 women list.
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Krishna Kumari Kohli was born on 1 February 1979, in a village Nagarparkar in the district Tharparkar. When she was in school and studying in class 3, she along with family has to work as a bonded labors for a private jail owned by a landlord in Umerkot District. Krishna Kumari Kohli later released in a police raid against the employer’s land.
She started her initial education in Umerkot district and after that moved to Mirpurkhas District.
In 1994, when she was only 16 years old get married, while studying in class 9. She did not leave her studies and resumed it after her marriage.
In 2003 she completed her master’s degree in Sociology from University of Karachi.
In 2007, she attended the Mehergarh Human Rights youth leadership training camp in Islamabad. She learned about the government of Pakistan international strategic planning, and all the tool that is used to create a social change.
Krishna Kumar Kohli joins Pakistan people party (PPP) as a social activist. She starts a campaign for marginalized communities for the people of Thar region. She also started a campaign for women rights against child labors and sexual harassment in the workplace.
In 2008, she was elect in Senate of Pakistan as a PPP candidate on a women reserved seat for Sindh.
She oath in Senate of Pakistan on 12 March 2008. She was the only Hindu Dalit women and the second Hindu women elected in Senate after Ratna Bhagwandas Chawla.