UNFPA for ending violence against women

Kathmandu, November 28:

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is focusing on ending violence against women in this year’s 16-Day Activism Campaign, said a press statement issued here today by Junko Sazaki, UNFPA Representative to Nepal for the national consultation on human rights defenders.

Sazaki said: “Women human rights defenders are in a prime position to monitor and advocate against human rights violations, including against gender-based violence in the districts of Nepal.”

They are also key players in advocating for women’s participation and protection more broadly at the district level due to their understanding of the issues and the support they have from their network, the statement said.

“For this reason, the range of topics to be covered include documentation, investigation and monitoring of violence against women; advocating for the inclusion of women in peace building; UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and how can it be used for the inclusion of women at all levels of peace building process; and proportional representation of women, including in the constitutional assembly,” Sazaki said.