Province-1 women gathering demands equal pay

Published On: March 17, 2018 10:48 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

BIRATNAGAR, March 17: The Province-1 gathering of Women Forum Nepal concluded on Friday had called for the implementation of equal pay for equal work. 

The gathering began with the slogan 'Prime basis of Federal Democratic Republic Nepal: Women's self right on body, labour and identity'. 

At a press meet organized here on Friday, Gathering Coordinator Manjeeta Upadhyay shared that the Declaration has incorporated several points such as women's decisive leadership practice with proportional and inclusive engagement, formulation of the law ending crime and harmful traditions and realization of household works as productive job. 

Among other points featured in the Declaration are arrangement of employment at local level, formulation of necessary laws and policies for the guarantee of sexual reproduction health right, full implementation of citizens' basic rights and representation of people living with disability, Dalit, indigenous nationalities, Muslims, Madhesi, gender and sexual minorities, people with HIV, conflict and violence affected, single mother and widow in every structure of the state. 

Likewise, women's equal frights to citizenship certificate, assurance of the security of women human rights defenders, commitment for collaboration with women working in entertainment sector and special arrangements for vulnerable women, children, disabled and senior citizens, identification of landless people and assurance of residence have also been included in the Declaration. 

As many as 600 participants comprising 60 women deputy mayors from metropolis, sub-metropolis and municipalities of 14 districts, elected women representatives and women rights defenders took part in the gathering held on March 14-16. 

Before this, such gathering of women was held in Province 2 and 3. (RSS)

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