President stresses on economic empowerment of women

President Biday Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Election Commission, Cabinet Expansion

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has stressed the need for economic empowerment of women along with the guarantee of their equal participation in the decision making- process at all levels.

Addressing a program organized in Kathmandu on Friday to release a documentary ‘ Nepali women’s struggle and success’ made by journalist Manju Karki here today, the President said the economic factor played a pivotal role in the empowerment of women. On the occasion, the Head-of-the-State appealed to one and all to provide equal treatment and education to daughters and sons without any discrimination.

Stating that it was necessary for Nepali women to launch a joint struggle for the further betterment by institutionalizing achievements made at different times in the past, the President insisted that constitutional and legal provisions made for equal participation of women in every state organ should be fully implemented.

Also speaking on the occasion, Speaker Onsari Gharti urged the bodies concerned to focus on the timely implementation of the constitution so as to guarantee the rights of women, Dalits and other oppressed communities.

Previous and first woman Chief Justice Sushila Karki was of the view of starting from the local level to make sure the women’s meaningful participation in the decision-making process.

An around one-hour documentary is about the struggle and success stories of the first woman figures assuming key posts— President Bhandari, Speaker Gharti and CJ Karki ( former)– among others.RSS