International conference on gender equity kicks off

Posted on: September 22, 2016 | views: 214

A two-day International Conference on Gender Equity and Social Justice has kicked off in Kathmandu today. The Conference is organised by Legislature-Parliament's Social Justice and Human Rights Committee.

Lawmakers from Bhutan, Myanmar and Denmark and representatives from NGO/INGOs working in the sector of gender equity and social justices are taking part in the Conference.

Bhutan's Minister for Works and Human Settlement Lyonpo Dorji Choden is leading a 15-member delegation of parliamentarians in the event. Likewise, 10 members of the Myanmar's House of Representatives and Danish lawmakers are among the participants of the Conference.

Committee President Sushil Kumar Shrestha has represented the country in the event.

Constitutional provisions regarding gender equity and social justice, status of their implementation and challenges in the implementation are among the agenda of discussions of the event which will conclude tomorrow, issuing a Kathmandu declaration.

Opening the Conference, Committee President Shrestha  expressed his hope that Nepal's constitution that was promulgated through the Constituent Assembly would prove a milestone in eliminating gender-based discrimination and ensuring women's rights.