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RWDC and FNJ jointly observe International Human Rights Day

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CDO Hiral Lal Regmi speaking during the program

December 10, 2021: Dang Ghorahi-15: Rural Women Development Center -RWDC- in close coloration with the Dang district chapter of Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) organized a one day program to observe the International Human Rights Day (December 10) with the main themes “Equality-Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights”.

The program was held at the conference hall of FNJ located at Ghorahi on December 10, 2021. Chief District Officer -CDO- of Dang, Hira Lal Regmi was graced the occasion as its chief guest while DSP and acting chief of district police administration Mukunda Rijal  was also present on the occasion.

The program was attended by over 50 persons representing various civil societies, women forums, media persons, and political party leaders.

Speaking during the program Keshab Sharma, chair of Human Rights Network in the district said that it is the responsibility of the government and state to protect human rights, but it has not been fully responsible. Sharma also pointed towards negligence of health rights of citizens due to increasing health hazards created by the operation of cement industries and movement of trippers through the human-populated areas.

Media person JN Sagar pointed that the government has failed to address the rights of citizens related to basic human rights or fundamental rights.

Similarly, speaking during the same program few of the women human rights activists complained that the government has not been able to ensure the gender violence taking place in public places such as in public buses and others places.

RWDC chair speaking

Another speaker Bhumisara Gharty complained that most of the government office buildings were not made friendly to physically impaired persons in the district.

Ganesh Acharya, the district chair of Rashtriya Janmorch also admitted that the discriminatory practices against citizens from the government has been there for a long time which can only be uprooted if all citizens become aware of this situation and voice against all malpractices against them.

The Chief Guest CDO- of Dang, Hira Lal Regmi while addressing the audience expressed that since he has just arrived in Dang he could not assure that he will be able to give full assurance, but he added that he will do his best to address the emerging issues related to human rights in course of time in consultation with the relevant civil society organizations in future.

He said the district-level monitoring committee of the human rights action plan under his leadership will move ahead according to the local needs in protecting human rights.

Similarly, DSP and acting chief of district police administration Mukunda Rijal also expressed his full solidarity in maintaining peace, order and in protecting all human rights-related issues in the future.

Finally, RWDC chair Aasmani Chaudhary delivered her concluding remarks and concluded the program.

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