Lawmakers urge effective implementation of laws to end VAW

KATHMANDU: Lawmakers have laid emphasis on formulating stringent laws along with their effective enforcement to end all types of violence against women.

At a national workshop 'Constitutional and Legal Rights of Nepali Women' organised by the National Women Commission in the Capital today, Lawmaker Rita Rawal said that the concerned bodies should take the issue seriously at a time when rape cases are increasing at different places of the country.

Similarly, Lawmaker Urmila Devi Shah said that equal participation of women at every bodies of the state should be brought into practice and the state should provide opportunity of education, health and employment to women.

Joint-Secretary at the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Leela Devi Gadtaula said that public awareness should be spread along with effective implementation of laws to end VAW.

Likewise, Acting Chairperson of the Commission Bhagawati Ghimire said that positive pressure should be exerted collectively for women rights that has been guaranteed in the constitution.