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Rally to mark International Women’s Day

Himalayan News Service

Women and schoolgirls holding an interaction in the presence of President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, in Shital Niwas, Kathmandu, on Sunday, March 6, 2017. Photo: RSS

Kathmandu, March 5

The Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare in coordination with various organisations is preparing to organise a rally in Kathmandu to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.

Speaking in a press meet organised by the ministry, Minister for Women, Children, and Social Welfare Kumar Khadka said women in the country still faced discrimination at workplace. He asked all people to join the rally in theiroffice uniforms to send a message that women can become what they want to be.

A report presented during the press meet showed that women in Nepal spend 2.5 times more time working but most were paid less than men, or even unpaid. The report said women on an average earned 24 per cent less than men for the same job. The report also said that around three-quarters of jobs held by women were informal and unprotected.

 


A version of this article appears in print on March 06, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.


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