Interaction on representation of women and marginalized groups in the upcoming local elections held
March 29, 2022: An interaction program on the accessibility and proportional representation of women and marginalized communities in the upcoming local elections was held in Ghorahi on March 29, 2022, at Hotel City Plaza by the Rural Women’s Development Center -RWDC (Gramin Mahila Utthan Kendra) Dang, which has been funded by USAID and technically supported by FHI360, Kathmandu.
The program was designed with a perspective to get GESI achievement in the local elections to ensure that political parties and their male-dominated leaders are inclined to provide more political rights to women and marginalized groups to pave the way for a proportional representation of all sectors and full development of the state organs.
Nepali Congress Dang Secretary Arjun Yogi, CPN-UML Dang’s Bibek Shrestha, Rashtriya Janamorcha Party’s Ganesh Acharya, and Janamukti Party’s Jit Bahadur Budha were present at the program to express their commitment towards allotment of leadership seats to the countable number of women and marginalized groups in the local elections.
These leaders including those of the Janmorcha and Janmukti parties expressed positive notes to promote the leadership and participation of women and marginalized groups while the leaders of major political parties still hinted that they were still not yet convinced to give way to the leadership of women and marginalized communities. Vice President of Federation of Nepali Journalists Dang Basundhara Gautam, Binod KC of INSEC Dang, Secretary of Nepal Family Planning Association Dang Maya Pokhrel, Coordinator of Women Human Rights Defenders Network Dang Shusila Poudel among others had stressed the need to give priority to paving the way for these targeted communities to get access to decisive posts in the elections through political decisions.
The Editor of NayaYougboth daily and women human rights activist Laxmi Acharya presented the concept paper.
Click here to see the video of the program in short.
The main objective of the program was highlighted by program coordinator HB Thapa while the program was facilitated by Shiba Chaudhary, Advocacy Officer of Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project implemented by RWDC Dang. The interaction/discussion program is part and parcel of a strategic meeting between the Civil Society and the media sector for joint action on local issues in the project.
ग्रामीण महिला उत्थान केन्द्र दाङको आयोजनामा आज घोराहीमा स्थानीय निर्वाचनमा महिला तथा सीमान्तकृत समुदायको पहुँच बारे नागरिक समाज र संचारकर्मी बिच छ्लफल कार्यक्रम सप्पन्न भएको छ !
ग्रामिण महिला उत्थान केन्द्र दाङका संस्थापक अध्यक्ष आसमानी चौधरीको सभा-अध्यक्षतामा सम्पन्न भएको कार्यक्रममा नेपाली कांग्रेस दाङका सचिव अर्जुन योगि,नेकपा एमाले दाङका बिबेक श्रेष्ठ,रास्ट्रीय जनमोर्चा पार्टीका गणेश आचार्य,जनमुक्ति पार्टिका जित बहादुर बुढाको उपस्थित रहेको कार्यक्रममा नेपाल पत्रकार महासघं दाङका उपाध्यक्ष बसुन्धरा गौतम,इन्सेक दाङका बिनोद के.सि.नेपाल परिवार नियोजन संघ दाङका सचिव माया पोख्रेल,महिला मानब अधिकार रक्षक संजाल दाङका संयोजक शुसिला पौडेल लगायतले बोल्नुभएको थियोे ! पत्रकार लक्ष्मी आचार्यले अबधारणा पत्र प्रस्तुत गर्नुभएको कार्यक्रममा कार्यक्रम संयोजक एच.बि.थापाले स्वागत गर्नुभएको थियोे भने कार्यक्रमको सहजीकरण ग्रामीण महिला उत्थान केन्द्र दाङका पैरवी अधिकृत शिबा चौधरीले गर्नुभएको थियो/