Kathmandu, April 26
A national consultation workshop on Sustainable Development Goal 5 for local and provincial governments in the context of federal set-up concluded here today.
The two-day national workshop shed light on the indicators of sustainable development.
Participants discussing the indicators suggested to the government to improve women’s access to healthcare. They demanded an end to all forms of discrimination against women and girls, and equal wage for same work.
The participants discussed sex ratio at birth, ratio of women to men, girls trafficking and suggested to the government to ensure women’s full and effective participation in policy making levels.
The participants proposed non-discriminatory laws to promote gender equality.
The participants shed light on how physical, sexual and/or psychological violence/exploitation were affecting the lives of women and also suggested to the government to take action.
“Our constitution has guaranteed women’s rights and they will be implemented by the government,” said Minister of Women, Children and Senior Citizens Tham Maya Thapa.
A version of this article appears in print on April 27, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.