Women Empowerment and Capacity Development

Kathmandu, Mar. 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has repeated that the government has a policy of empowering women and their capacity building. He addressed it in a programme organized by the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens marking the 113th International Women’s Day today.

PM Prachanda said that the constitution and laws have made significant and historical provisions for women’s rights. Women are in the leadership position from the local level to the Head-of-State. He recalled that the women’s participation in the People’s Movement proved their capacity and political awareness.    

Minister for Communication and Information Technology Rekha Sharma spoke that even the constitution and the laws ensured women’s right to parental property, there is a challenge to transforming that into full practice. She stressed making the technology women-friendly also.     

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairperson Tapa Bahadur Magar said the NHRC has carried out a multi-sector study on women’s rights. National Women Commission member Bidya Kumari Sinha said the Commission is active in protecting the rights and interests of women.

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