KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Uma Regmi has said the government is committed to ending all forms of violence and discriminations against women.
Inaugurating the 27th Annual Meeting and the Fifth Convention of the Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group on Friday, she said the government will launch a nation-wide campaign for ending all types of violence against women including femicide, rape and domestic violence.
Minister Regmi stressed that the women themselves should be active for their equal participation in all organs of the state, adding that she would make initiatives from her side to bring women in leadership roles in all sectors. She asked everyone for suggestions for formulating women-friendly laws and amending the existing laws as well as policies for protecting their rights.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chair Top Bahadur Magar said the issues of single women have been included in the six-year strategy prepared by the NHRC. He said the NHRC will work for the protection of the rights of single women.
Budhanilkantha Municipality mayor Uddhav Prasad Kharel said his municipality has been working actively for the rights of single women.
The convention will elect the Group's new leadership. As many as 250 single women from more than 70 districts are attending the convention.