Ninth Human Rights Magna Meet 2017 kicking off on Dec 9
KATHMANDU: The Ninth Human Rights (national) Magna Meet 2017 is kicking off in the capital from December 9.
The three-day event to be held on the occasion of 69th International Human Rights Day will take place at the Dillibazar-based Nepal Cultural Association with the theme of “equal opportunities for youths and women: base for prosperity and development”.
The 10th of December every year is observed as the International Human Rights Day.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari is scheduled to inaugurate the magna meet.
At a press meet here today, event coordinator Lily Thapa said the event would evaluate the status of country’s human rights and discuss how to strengthen it in a new federal set-up.
Though the constitution has guaranteed the rights of people from all walks of life, rules are yet to be formulated in regard with the implementation of youth and women rights. Political parties still seemed reluctant to bring women’s rights into practice, according to her. She expected support and cooperation from every quarter to make the event successful.
Coordinator of the National Human Rights Magna Meet and rights defender, Suni Lama complained that although the changed political system has tried to make the human rights accessible to the people in tune with the time, the human rights provisions stipulated in the constitution have not been effectively implemented yet due to some technical reasons.
The National Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Magna Meet Organizing Main Committee have been jointly organizing this event since the last eight years. This year, the Magna Meet is going to be coordinated by Women’s Alliance forPeace, Justice and Democracy, Sankalpa and Youth Advocacy Nepal. RSS