Leaders call for ensuring women’s right
KATHMANDU: The need of adopting a special policy for guaranteeing security of the women rights activists has been stressed. CPN (UML) senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal stressed that all the political parties should launch a campaign from their respective capacity against the violence against women.
“The conventional practices like dowry system and wearing a veil by women from specific community existing in the Nepali society are the obstacles for the human development and such culture should be ended”, he stressed protesting any political patronage to the people accused in the violence against women.
Underlining the need of ensuring more health fa
cilities to the lactating mothers to reduce both child and maternal mortality rate in the country, the former prime minister suggested the government to do something special for the sector of women’s health.
Similarly, UCPN (Maoist) leader Amik Sherchan said his party was committed to the security of the rights activists fighting against the violence against women. He said many Nepali women have been victimized by the violence against to discriminatory laws which bars them from enjoying their rights.
Nepali women have been deprived of an equal access to ancestral property at par with men despite many changes in the women’s sector, said leader Sherchan, adding that the new constitution should ensure such right of the women.
Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav said women empowerment and guarantee of gender equality was not possible until and unless the women get an equal access to opportunities at par with their male fellows.
Also speaking on the occasion, women rights activist Dr Renu Rajbhandari said the cases of violence against women are on the rise because of political patronage to the accused people. RSS