Kathmandu, 8 March : President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all the Nepali women at home and abroad for peace, prosperity and happiness on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
The 109th Women’s Day is being observed across the country, organizing several programmes.
Delivering a message on this occasion, President Bhandari urged one and all to coordinate efforts to end all forms of violence against women (VAW) as well as subjugation and disparity. She called for gender equality, empowerment and guarantee of women rights and human rights and wished the Day inspired all for coordinated efforts to ensure rights, equality and empowerment of women.
Furthermore, the Head of the State, in her message said, “In the wake of the constitution of Nepal guaranteeing rights of women and the government emphasizing women empowerment and gender equality bringing about some positive changes via strategic provisions and institutional management, Nepal could be an exemplary country for all women.”
First celebrated in 1911, the UN in 1977 proclaimed March 8 to be observed as the International Women’s Day. The theme for this year’s Day is: ‘Think Equal, Build Smart and Innovate for Change’.
Constitution empowered women: Vice President Pun
Similarly, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has stressed the need that all sectors implemented women rights guaranteed by the constitution for women empowerment.
“It is a matter of happiness that the constitution has empowered women with rights,” the Vice President Pun said, wishing that the Day would foster further harmony among all Nepali women.
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