KATHMANDU, March 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that Nepal's achievements on women empowerment and gender equality are unique for the global women's movement. However, a long journey is yet to be made for women's leadership development, equitable access and distribution of opportunities as well as for economic progress.
Achieving gender equality is merely a dream with a limited share of women in decision making positions. Nepal has committed to equal opportunity in a sustainable manner. Limiting the opportunity of women in governing bodies is a sign of backlash and is deepening the gender equality gap.
KATHMANDU, March 23: International Finance Corporation (IFC) joined the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) to 'Ring the Bell for Gender Equality,' an annual global event that highlights how the private sector can spur women’s participation in the global economy and promote sustainable development.
WASHINGTON DC, March 15: Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Uma Regmi has said climate change and gender equality are big challenges of the 21st century. For this to address globally, solidarity is imperative, she underscored.
KATHMANDU, March 14: Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) celebrated the International Women’s Day on March 8 commemorating invaluable achievements and contribution of women economically and politically till date and as a reminder to march toward a more gender-equal world.
Women’s agency and dignity is not a matter of women only. It is our collective issue. A woman makes and shapes a family and a community. Her role is decisive for the health and wellbeing of any household. So is the role of a man. Women’s rights and equality is not a war against men. Men are already on board in this. We need to raise our sons right to make it happen for everyone.
KATHMANDU, March 27: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member institution of the World Bank Group, has joined hands with the Nepal Stock Exchange (NEPSE) to organize ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality.’
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.