Prez Bhandari stresses on economic empowerment of women

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today stressed the need for economic empowerment of women along with the guarantee of their equal participation in the decision making process at all levels.

Addressing a programme organised in the Capital today to release a documentary ' Nepali women's struggle and success', the President said the economic factor played a pivotal role in the empowerment of women.

On the occasion, the Head-of-State appealed to provide equal treatment and education to daughters and sons without any discrimination.

Stating that it was necessary for Nepali women to launch a joint struggle for the further betterment by institutionalising achievements made in the past, the President insisted that constitutional and legal provisions made for equal participation of women in every state organ should be fully implemented.

Speaking on the occasion, Speaker Onsari Gharti urged the concerned bodies to focus on the timely implementation of the constitution so as to guarantee the rights of women, Dalits and other oppressed communities.

Likewise, former Chief Justice Sushila Karki was of the view of starting from the local level to make sure the women's meaningful participation in the decision-making process.

The documentary is about the struggle and success stories of the first woman figures assuming key posts— President Bhandari, Speaker Gharti and CJ Karki— among others.