Monday, 8 March 2010


The 100th International Women’s Day is being observed with the slogan ‘Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All’ by organising various programmes throughout the nation, Monday.

Various organisations working for the welfare of women and advocating for gender equality are organising rallies, seminars, interactions and assemblies, among others across the nation to mark the International Women’s Day.

Women ministry is organising a mass rally and an assembly comprising of representatives of various women organisations in Tundikhel this afternoon. Likewise, the women wing of major political parties including the Unified CPN (Maoist) and CPN (UML) are also organising separate mass assemblies today.

Various women’s organisations including Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries-Women Entrepreneurship Development Committee (FNCCI-WEDC), Fair Trade Group Nepal (FTG Nepal) and Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Associations of Nepal (FWEAN) have launched a four-day special programme at Bhrikuti Mandap to mark the centenary of the 100th International Women’s Day.

The government has declared Monday a public holiday on the occasion of International Women’s Day and stipulated a theme of ‘Violence free household’ for the Women’s Day celebrations in Nepal.

Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal issued a message on the occasion of the International Women’s Day. He has urged everyone to be sensitive and proactive to end all kinds of discriminations, violence, torture, and abuses against women through his message. PM Nepal has also mentioned in his message, the government is preparing to table a bill to address domestic violence. Nepal government is observing 2010 as the ‘Year against violence against women.’

The International Women’s Day is observed throughout the world on March 8. It was first observed on March 8, 1910. A conference of women garment workers had decided to observe March 8 as the international women’s day in 1910 to remember an uprising of women garment workers in the USA 1857.

1 comment:

Babu said...

हैन राजेन्द्रजी, तपाईं पनि विद्या भण्डारीको फ्यान?