KATHMANDU, March 7: Speaker Devraj Ghimire has said that there are still practical difficulties in taking women to key positions according to the legal system.
He said this while addressing a program organized by the Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN) on the eve of the 113th International Women's Day on Tuesday. He said that due to the constitutional provision that 33 percent of women’s participation should be mandatory, today a large number of women representatives are representing at the level of making rules and laws, but it is still difficult to implement women and men in the main positions according to the legal provisions.
Speaker Ghimire said that it is necessary to think about the sustainable management of natural resources, especially forests, for economic development. He asked everyone to lay special emphasis on protecting and enhancing the natural resources and using them for the benefit of society. He mentioned that incidents like the destruction of forests are happening in different places and opined that it is necessary to think about the laws that conflict with the protection of forests, the aspects that do not exist in the absence of laws, the reasons for making laws and how to apply what the laws say in practice. Speaker Ghimire said that the bodies concerned should pay attention to minimizing adverse changes in the environment.
Similarly, Bharti Pathak, president of FECOFUN, said that although women's participation in every field is gradually increasing, it is not enough. She said that women have not yet been empowered economically and held the opinion that women should be made secure.
She insisted that there will be no conservation of natural resources until local people play a major role in protecting natural resources and until they are rejected as the owners of natural resources. Tuesday, on the eve of the 113th International Women's Day, a program organized by FECOFUN in Kathmandu honored MPs who worked in various periods in the federation and were elected to the provincial assemblies and House of Representatives.