Nepal | September 30, 2020

Women deprived of opportunities: Yami

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, December 19

Leader of Naya Shakti Nepal Hisila Yami said the country was going through a phase of debatable state reconstruction as well as local elections which called for meaningful participation of women for setting up the structure of the state as well as local bodies.

Speaking at an interaction on women’s participation organised by Sankalpa today, she said even though the constitution of Nepal has provided rights to women, females were facing many challenges due to lack of implementation of the said provisions.

“Some women do occupy the highest positions in state bodies, but the base remains weak for women and the high positions that some women occupy won’t mean much if the situation of women in the country cannot improve in a sustainable manner.”

She also informed that without the support of the male voice raised against violence against women, torture and violation of their rights as well as in support of women’s participation in every field, the campaign to make male and females equal would not work out.

A leading lawyer as well as leader of Nepali Congress Pushpa Bhusal said that the thinking pattern of Nepali women is society has not changed even though the constitutional provisions ensure the rights of women. “We still have to face more challenges to implement the law throughout the country in favour of women.”

Participating in the interaction, a leading member of the Maoist Party Jayapuri Gharti claimed that females had achieved but they had not received the opportunity. “If they are provided with the opportunity as per their qualification, they can participate in every decision making process.”

She said that more women are still suffering due to trafficking, violence and harassment inside and outside the house. Without changing society’s thinking pattern, no one can change society.


A version of this article appears in print on December 20, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Youth held for raping minor in Rautahat

RAUTAHAT: A youth has been arrested on the charges of raping a 15-year-old girl in Rauthat, on Monday night. The victim's father filed a first incident report (FIR) against 35-year-old Indal Das at a nearby police station. Subsequently, the accused was apprehended from his house around mid-night Read More...

Nepal COVID-19 Update: 1513 new cases, 731 recoveries, 10 fatalities recorded Tuesday

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Health Ministry, in its regular press briefing, shared the latest updates on coronavirus contagion from across the country, and government’s response to the health crisis. READ ALSO: Kathmandu valley registers record-high 934 single-day coronavirus cases Till date, Read More...

Bajhang minor rape and murder case update: CIB to probe the case, family yet to receive the body

BAJURA: Family members of the 12-year-old girl who was raped and killed in Bajhang district, have refused to receive her body demanding fair investigation. A police team under the command of DSP Pancha Kumar Bakhu from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrived in the district to carry Read More...

Djokovic crushes Ymer to start French Open campaign

PARIS: Novak Djokovic got his quest for an 18th Grand Slam title back on track as he commenced his French Open campaign with a drama-free 6-0 6-2 6-3 victory over Mikael Ymer on Tuesday. Little over three weeks since Djokovic was defaulted in the U.S. Open fourth round for hitting a line judge wi Read More...

Erik Lamela, Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs edge Chelsea in League Cup shootout

LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur overcame visitors Chelsea 5-4 in a penalty shootout to progress in the League Cup following a 1-1 home draw in their fourth round clash on Tuesday. Chelsea appeared to be heading into the quarter-finals thanks to a 19th-minute strike from Timo Werner but Erik Read More...

CIB refuses to arrest persons operating networking business

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 The Central Investigation Bureau said it had no jurisdiction to arrest owners of 25 suspicious companies over illegal networking business. Department of Commerce, Supplies and Consumer Protection had written a letter to the CIB around a week ago, requesting it to arrest Read More...

SWC asked to nullify inactive NGOs

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 The Women and Social Welfare Committee of the House of Representatives has directed the Social Welfare Council to nullify the non-government organisations that fail to renew their registration under the prevailing law. At a meeting held with office-bearers of the SWC he Read More...

SC moved against Beema Samiti

KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 29 The Supreme Court has issued a show cause notice to Beema Samiti and the government, asking them to furnish reason for requiring people to submit citizenship certificates for COVID-19 insurance coverage. A single bench of Justice Prakash Man Singh Raut issued the order Read More...