NEPAL: Conflict Affected Women Highlight Demands

Monday, August 2, 2010
The Himalayan Times
Southern Asia
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
General Women, Peace and Security

Women directly affected by the 12 year long armed conflict have drawn the attention of the Government towards ensuring access of women in all sectors from the policy making to the implementation level and building a non-discriminatory social structure and just society. They also pointed out the need to address gender inequality, imbalance of power and lack of opportunities for the conflict affected women.

Speaking at a workshop organised to collect feedback on the National Action Plan developed by the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction on the UN Security Council Resolution 1325, they suggested that the government make special arrangement for the education of the children of conflict affected women, set up a mechanism for their safety, establish counselling centres and provide reparation.

Earlier, joint secretary at the Ministry, Sadhuram Sapkota and president of SAATHI, Bandana Rana shed light on various aspects of SCR 1325 and the national action plan.

A total of 40 women directly affected by the conflict from various districts of the eastern region took part in the day-long workshop.