Govt taking concrete measures for promoting women workers: Minister

Kathmandu, Jan 14: Minister for Labour and Employment Dipak Bohara today said that the ministry was working to bring concrete programmes for the development of women labourers in informal sector after accommodating the sector in country’s employment policy.

Speaking at a programme to mark 7th annual general meeting of SAARC Business Association of Home Based Workers (SABAH) Nepal in the Capital today, minister Bohara said that a clear policy should be formulated to sort out discriminations against women in informal sector in terms of payments and workload as compared to men.

“The ministry is working to provide employment opportunities to women in villages after identifying their labour categories, apart from in city areas,” he said.

Likewise on the occasion, Joint Secretary at the ministry Aava Shrestha said that it was important to formulate a policy for this sector at a time when there is no exact data of women working in this sector and their jobs are not prioritised properly.

Likewise, Chief Commissioner at the National Information Commission Krishna Hari Baskota stressed on the need for women towards making them capable by exploring their own skills.

According to SABAH Nepal, around 22,000 women are working in informal sector across Nepal.