RWDC observes Human Rights Day with multi partners related to women and children rights in public places
December 10, 2021: Dang Ghorahi-15: Rural Women Development Center -RWDC- in close coloration with Human Rights network, women human rights defenders, WOREC, SiSA Nepal, Human Rights, and Environment Nepal, INSEC, etc organized a one day program to observe the International Human Rights Day (December 10) with the main themes “Ensuring the rights of women and children in public places”
The program was held at the conference hall of Hotel City Plaza in Ghorahi on December 10, 2021. DSP Mukunda Rijal was invited as the chief guest on the occasion.
The program was attended by over 40 persons representing various civil societies, women forums, media persons, human rights defenders.
The thematic presentation was done by Iswari Thapa of WOREC that described how women and children’s human rights were violated at various public places such as dance bars, public buses, parks, fields, hotels, schools, colleges, and offices premises.
She narrated that gender violence against women was recorded at 10% on the roads, 3% in hotels, 3% in a Dance bar, 11% in fields, 20% in buses, and 9% in education.
Speaking of the program Keshab Sharma, chair of the Human Rights Network in the district said that it is the responsibility of the government and state to protect human 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.
Similarly, DSP and acting chief of district police administration Mukunda Rijal also said that the victims of gender violence in public buses also should be conscious of their rights and should not hurry to board the public places already crowded.
DSP Rijal assured that police will do all their best to protect the right of women, children, and senior citizens and full support from civil society members is very much expected.
Finally, RWDC chair Aasmani Chaudhary delivered her concluding remarks and concluded the program.