KATHMANDU, March 6: With a number of gender equality movements and initiatives including Beijing Declaration taken over the past several years, there is a popular belief that the ‘glass ceiling’ which exists against women is getting thinner and smaller.
Globally, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is celebrated every year on 25 November. On this occasion, the United Nations launched sixteen days of activism to advocate for gender equality and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. Statistically, Nepal falls at the bottom on gender equality index and more than one in five women have experienced some form (physical, mental, sexual) of violence in their lifetime.
KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in partnership with Global Affairs Canada and the Government of Nepal, on Sunday held a national consultation in line with a new project to support the growth of women entrepreneurs as a strategy for poverty reduction, social well-being and sustainable economic growth.
The former Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs who leads the 193-member world body, pointed out that in 2105 it would have taken 30 years to close the gender gap, but now, she told the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), if current trends continue, gender parity will not be reached for “107 years”.
KATHMANDU, Mar 6: The Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen has urged for cooperation from all quarters including stakeholders, NGOs, INGOs, civil society and media to observe the 109th International Women's Day (IWD) throughout the country with enthusiasm. IWD falls on March 8.