Sundh for protection of women’s rights
Kathmandu, Nov 28:
Representative of the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Nepal, Lena Sundh, urged all Nepali actors to take action to put into practice the measures set out in Resolution 1325, both for the protection and promotion of the human rights of Nepali women and girls.
Addressing the Third National Consultation with Women Human Rights Defenders in the capital today, she said that implementation of Resolution 1325 is important for the protection and promotion of the human rights of Nepali women and girls and to ensure that there is increased representation of Nepali women at all decision-making levels of Nepali institutions
and mechanisms involved in the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Accord (CPA), reports said. “Women human rights defenders have an essential leadership role to play at the community and national levels in this historic transition to peace and democracy in Nepal after the signing of pace agreement,” she added.
She further said that the “early steps after the Jana Aandolan gave us cause for concern that key Nepali actors have not yet seriously considered the lessons, which Resolution 1325 is based upon, as both the Seven-Party Alliance and the CPN (Maoist) negotiating teams lacked women’s participation.”