Campaign against chhaugoth and dowry

KATHMANDU: SAATHI, an organisation established 25 years ago with an objective of saving people from discrimination and violation, has given continuity to a campaign against Chhaugoth and marriage with dowry.

At a programme organised in the Capital on Thursday on the occasion of silver jubilee of the organisation, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba urged women leaders to fight against gender-based violence.

Stating that Nepal is in favour of women's empowerment - in light of the position that women have received through the three-tier elections - Prime Minister Deuba expressed that women from all categories, including indigenous and Dalit, have been incorporated in the mainstream politics and development.

He said, "The constitution of Nepal has guaranteed women's rights. The government has adopted a zero tolerance policy against women violence."

On the occasion, PM Deuba honoured Madhuri Rana Singh, Arzu Rana Deuba, Pramada Shah and Bandana Rana for their contribution in establishment of 'SAATHI'.

Similarly, President of the organisation, Uma Rajyalaxmi Saha said that the organisation has been working for the protection of women's rights and empowerment, violence against women and policy formulation, among others.