Review of fourth world women conference concludes
- The next world women conference is scheduled to be held in China next year
Kathmandu, October 18
A national consultation on civil society report on Beijing +25 to review the implementation status of the fourth world women conference concluded in the capital today.
Organised by the National Network for Beijing-Review Nepal, the conference shed light on the issues of women’s rights and empowerment.
The two-day event discussed about women and environment, women and economy, and women and media.
The speakers shed light on achievements made on women’s rights and discussed about struggles and challenges concerning the lives of Nepali women.
The speakers at the event discussed several issues related to Nepali women, such as violence against women and children, health issues of women and human rights of women.
The speakers at the event discussed about women empowerment, and their right to make decisions. The speakers also discussed about how poverty had been affecting the lives of women.
Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission Anup Raj Sharma said the economic and social life of women in Nepal had not been satisfactory till date.
“Women should reach in the positions of decision making and also should have access to justice. The citizenship bill has been a hindrance towards women empowerment,” Sharma said.
A declaration ‘Beijing +25 National Women Conference Kathmandu Declaration’ was also presented and endorsed during the event. The declaration has appealed to make
policies that contribute to empowering women. It has also appealed to ensure equality in education for men and women.
“The labour agreement should be made as per the international guidelines. We need to work continuously to ensure the rights of women,” said Executive Director of Forum for Women, Law and Development Sabin Shrestha. Shrestha said that there was the need to review the implementation status of the declaration and work plans adopted by the fourth world women conference.
Fourth world women conference was organised in Beijing in 1995, with the objective of achieving women empowerment. A national network has been created to review the implementation status of the fourth world women conference.
The fourth world women conference had identified a total of 12 areas of concerns that included women and education, women and poverty, women and health, domestic violence, women and conflict, women and economy, women and environment, institutional structures for women’s empowerment, women and human rights, power structure and women’s participation in the decision making bodies, and women and communications.
The next world women conference is scheduled to be held in China next year.