AMSTERDAM, July 28: The World Health Organization says female sex workers are 13.5 percent more likely to be infected with HIV than other women of reproductive age.Sex workers took center stage at the International Aids Conference in Amsterdam Thursday, using music and dance to press home a serious message: "We are people too, and we have rights."

BANEPA, July 17: The third municipal council meeting of Panauti Municipality has concluded with the decision to stop discrimination on wages for male and female agricultural and construction workers. Due to the continuing wage gap between the two genders, the fiscal program of the financial year 2018/19 came to this decision. Panauti is the first of the 13 local units in Kavre district to adopt such a policy.

Volunteer for Change (VFC) program of CREASION (Center for Research and Sustainable Development Nepal) organized a cycle rally, 'Hamro Cycle Yatra 2018', on Saturday. More than 200 participants consisting of volunteers, sanitation workers, youth, journalists, doctors, ward representatives, and local police attended the event.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Defending champion of 2014 FIFA World Cup, Germany and its final opponent Argentina seems to have an equal 8% chance of winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 after Brazil and Spain at first and second place respectively.

TAPLEJUNG, May 14: Rupa Limbu of Taplejung's Fungling Municipality ward-10, works as a laborer and earns Rs 200 per day. While male laborers are paid Rs 400 on a daily basis for labor, women are paid only half of the amount. "We should all get paid as per our capabilities not on the basis of our gender," says Limbu.

POKHARA, April 15: Province 4 Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung has said equal opportunities in education for all were the priority of the province government.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Leaders of the CPN (Maoist Center) have said that the party is in no hurry to wrap up the ongoing merger with the UML until issues pertaining to party statute, organization and ideology are settled.

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.

ICELAND, Jan 2: A new law making it illegal to pay men more than women has taken effect in Iceland.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: In what can be termed a landmark achievement in the country's hydroposer sector, Independent Power Producers (IPPs) are now at the same level with the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) in terms of installed capacity of hydrpower projects.

The fervor of provincial and parliamentary election has grown intense after candidates filed their nomination on Thursday. The voters of Morang have suggested the candidates to keep everything aside and focus only on develop once they get to power.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Supreme Court today directed government authorities to ensure equal remuneration for male and female workers in various enterprises and monitor the situation properly.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Nepali Congress leader Prakash Man Singh has said that all parties have equal responsibility of making the elections a success.

AOL and Yahoo will be combined into a unit called “Oath” after telecom titan Verizon buys the pioneering internet firm, according to a tweet Monday by the AOL chief.

Less equal

January 17, 2017 00:15 am

We must aim for a socially inclusive country that ensures the welfare of a broad section instead of serving few elites

Emma Stone, who has generated Oscar buzz with her role of a struggling actress in La La Land, says she has been lucky to have been paid the same as her male co-stars despite the gender wage gap in Hollywood.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: CPN-UML Secretary Yogesh Bhattarai on Monday said that open border between Nepal and India has to be regulated in order to open doors for equal rights of citizenship for men and women.

PARSA, Nov 21: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chairperson Upendra Yadav has claimed that the implementation of new constitution could not be carried out unless it secures equal rights for all caste and communities, including Madhesis, Muslims, Dalit, and women marginalized.

More equal!

November 7, 2016 00:45 am

Nepali leaders are not reviled in media sphere for nothing. They are criticized for working more for petty personal interests than for the larger good of the common people and the country. They are also accused of draining the state resources to enrich themselves and their cronies.

BOSTON, Oct 25: For many people from other countries, the United States of America is a land of opportunity and equality. However, the election agendas for the presidential race here speak otherwise. Equal wages has been one of the major issues being discussed by the candidates in the US election to be held on November 8.

Gurkha veterans lose equal pensions fight

September 15, 2016 18:46 pm

LONDON, Sept 15: Gurkha veterans have lost their fight to win pensions parity with their non-Gurkha British counterparts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Minister for Youth and Sport, Daljit Shripaili, today pledged to resolve the problems seen in the sector of the people with disabilities.