Kathmandu, January 28:
Womenâ€™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 womenâ€™s agenda on Constituent Assembly, Interim Constitution, inclusion and peace process.
Dr Arzu Rana Deuba addressing the closing session of the programme said: â€œThe Interim Constitution of 2063 has once again left womenâ€™s rights unaddressed by limiting it to slogans.â€
â€œThrough this programme, women of Nepal want to draw the countryâ€™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,â€ 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 womenâ€™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.