Women commission forms polls gender monitoring committee

Published On: May 8, 2017 06:03 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 8: The National Women Commission has set up a Local Level Election Gender Monitoring Committee in view of the local-level election scheduled to be held in two phases -May 14 and June 14. 

The body set up on the recommendation of the Election Commission will monitor whether the gender-based discrimination take place during the May 14 and June 14 elections. 

According to Commission Secretary Tulsiram Sedhain, commission employees and representatives from various non –government offices will be deputed to 6,642 polling booths of 34 districts during the first-phase election and other polling stations of remaining districts in the June 14 elections. 

A total of 744 polling stations have been fixed for the local poll going to be held for the first time in around two decades. 

The committee will also see over the guarantee of women participation in the election race as mentioned in the constitution. 

The committee will prepare a report integrating its findings during the election, archive it and send to the EC, according to committee member secretary Yamendra Upadhyay. 

Meantime, the committee today conducted the training for around 150 gender monitors to be deputed during the election. RSS 

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