Kathmandu, September 12

The Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare has announced that it would implement the 37-point work plan of the ministry after Dashain.

Focusing on economic and social aspects of women, the ministry is planning to provide training for women local representatives.

Speaking at a press meet today, Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare Asha Koirala said the ministry would provide leadership training for women local representatives under the ‘President Women Uplift Programme’.

“Local level elections have provided an opportunity for women to lead their community, but they lack leadership qualities,” said Koirala, adding, “Local level chiefs and deputy chiefs will be provided training in the first phase. In the second phase, ward chiefs will be trained.”

Stating that cases of social injustice, discrimination and violence against women was increasing, she said, “Until and unless women become financially independent, social inequality cannot be removed. Local government will help women stand on their feet.”

Minister Koirala said the ministry was especially focusing on empowerment of women, children, people with disability and the elderly.