Citizen: Nepali

Date of birth: 25 June 1959

Birth place: Kathmandu, Nepal

Father’s name: Late Dharma Ratna Yami, Nepalese freedom fighter during anti Rana movement, State Minister of Forest-1951: Author of  
many books .

Mother’s name: Late Heera Devi Yami, woman activist and Nepalese freedom fighter during anti Rana movement.

Marital status: Married in 1981

Husband : Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, the Rt. Honorable Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, August 2011-13

Child: One daughter: Manushi Yami Bhattarai, Secretary of Independent Student Union, Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, 2009-12


Master’s of Architecture (Housing), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, 1993-1995

Bachelors of Architecture, School of Plannning and Architecture, New Delhi, India, 1982.

Higher Secondary: Central School, Indian Institute of Technology,Kanpur, India 1975

Major training : Training in Urban Area and Development, Kathmandu, 1990 – 1992 .  
International Course on Housing, HABITAT & UNCHS, Indonesia (3 weeks),  
Belgium (1 month), 1993.

General experiences:  

Worked in Centre for Women and Development, 1984

General secretary, All India Nepalese Student’s Association, 1981 – 1982.

Treasurer, Nepal Engineer’s Association, 1985 – 1987.

President, Prerana Mahila Parivar, 1990 – 1992.

Founder member, Mahila Surakshya Davab Samuha (Women Security Pressure Group) 1991


‘Best Sports Woman Award’, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India 1980.

‘Woman of the year’ Antar-rashtriya Manch Patrika (International Forum magazine), Nepal 1990.

Figured in ‘Top Ten Women of Nepal’, Bimochan (Monthly Magazine), Nepal 2005


Adha Akash Adha Dharti, ed. By Hisila Yami, Sita Sharma, Durga Neupane, Prerana Mahila  
Parivar , 1991. 

Squatter settlement in nepal, editor, Hisila Yami, 1990

Adhikar: Demystification of Law for Nepali Women, Hisila Yami, Sandhya Basnet Bhatta,  
Tulsi Bhatta, Prerana Mahila Parivar, 1993.

Marxbad ra Mahila Mukti, Hisila Yami and Baburam Bhattarai, Utprerak Publication, 2000.
-Second Edition, Two – Line Publication, 2006

People’s War and Women’s Liberation in Nepal, Hisila Yami Purbaiya Publication 2006.
(Translated into Italian, Indian Languages) – Second Edition , Janadhwani Publication, 2007

Janayuddha ra Mahila Mukti, Hisila Yami, Janadhwani Publication, 2006

Hisila: from revolutionary to first lady, Hisila Yami Penguin Books, 2021

Articles Written in Many National and International Magazines.

Countries visited:

India, Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Singapor, Netherland, Brussel, Luxumberg, United Kingdom, United States of America, France, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Brazil, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iran, Austrlaiia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Vatican city, Hongkong

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