Seventh Human Rights Magna Meet concludes issuing 25-point declaration

Kathmandu, December 11

The three-day 7th Human Rights Magna Meet organised by the National Human Rights Commission and Human Rights National Magna Meet Main Organising Committee concluded today by issuing a 25-point Kathmandu Declaration.

The meet was organised with the slogan “Human rights and inclusiveness; equal women participation in all sector and levels of state”’

National Human Rights Magna Meet Main Organising Committee has been organising this programme for the past six months to promote human rights, democracy, peace and long-term development. Beyond Beijing Committee, a non-governmental organisation working for women rights, coordinated the programme this year.

Beyond Beijing Committee aims to ensure participation of women in political, economic and cultural spheres to end gender discrimination and protect the right of free-transit of women living in land-locked countries.

The Kathmandu Declaration has demanded that the government ensure food, shelter and employment opportunity for people living under the poverty line.

It has urged theTruth and Reconciliation Commission and the Commission on Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances to effectively carry out its duties and end impunity. The magna meet has also felicitated Speaker Onsari Gharti Magar.

Speaking at the concluding session, Gharti Magar said the new Constitution has guaranteed equal participation of women in all sectors. “Nepal’s Constitution is exemplary in the world in terms of equal participation and equal representation,” she said.

More than 1,000 participants, including human rights defenders, experts and representatives from various organisations participated in the three-day meet.