Women Peace Network holds rally in capital

Kathmandu, October 2

Women Peace Network, a network of independent women advocating for peace in the country, today staged peace rally in the capital.

The rally led by Maithali Women Society was taken out from Maitighar Mandala through New Baneshwor at 11:00 am urging the government and the agitating Madhes-based political parties to seek a solution to their problems through dialogue and maintain peace in the country.

Addressing the corner meet at New Baneshwor, Anjala Jha, president, Women Peace network alleged that the leaders from the government side and Madhes-based political parties were not serious toward the problems faced by the common people due to the blockade at border checkpoints.

Stating that the women were the hardest hit due to the ongoing unrest in the Tarai, she urged the state and agitating parties to end the current crisis through talks. She said cases of violence against women were increasing in Tarai districts.

“The government and the agitating parties must respect the rights of women who are being victimised,” she added. She also urged the agitating parties to put forth their demands in a peaceful way.

Rupa Jha, coordinator of Women Peace Network, said that they were planning to organise a peace rally in various districts of Tarai/Madhes.