Kathmandu, January 28:

Women’s Alliance for Power, Peace and Democracy through Constitution Assembly today came up with a 11-point declaration demanding that the Constituent Assembly election must be based on a proportional electoral system for all 409 elected seats.

The declaration is a result of a ten-day Training of Trainers (TOT) programme for 65 women from five development regions to further women’s agenda on Constituent Assembly, Interim Constitution, inclusion and peace process.

Dr Arzu Rana Deuba addressing the closing session of the programme said: “The Interim Constitution of 2063 has once again left women’s rights unaddressed by limiting it to slogans.”

“Through this programme, women of Nepal want to draw the country’s attention to guarantee the representation of all castes, classes, genders, languages, religions, and minority groups in the Constitution Assembly as per the spirit and mandate of Jana Andolan II,” she added.

She said that they will submit their demands to the Election Commission and all lawmakers.

The declaration has demanded for the arrangement of special rights for women’s participation, as per the spirit of the Interim Constitution 2063, to ensure at least 33 per cent of women representation in the Constituent Assembly.