UN body on women mooted

KATHMANDU: South Asian Campaign for Gender Equality has decided to propose the establishment of a UN body on women empowerment during the upcoming General Assembly.

Bandana Rana, regional coordinator of SACGE, said there was no separate UN office to advocate the issues of women globally. Neither there is a separate unit to help end discrimination women are facing.

Addressing an interaction programme here today, Rana said there was little investment for women's development. She added the proposed entity would be able to make a high-level decision in order to adress the inequality women are facing. SACGE is raising voice through their Gender Equality Architecture Reform campaign for the last three years.

Binda Hada, secretary, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, said they had asked the UN to make necessary arrangement for the purpose.

She said it had been hard to change perspective towards women despite numerous efforts.