NEPAL: Sujata Demands Women Representation in High Level Political Mechanism

Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Nepal News
Southern Asia
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General Women, Peace and Security

Deputy Prime Minister Sujata Koirala has said representation of women in the High Level Political Mechanism (HLPM) is necessary to ensure women participation in the peace process.

She asked the women lawmakers on Tuesday to start lobbying for inclusion of a woman representative in the mechanism, which is headed by her father Girija Prasad Koirala.

At an interaction programme organised by peace and reconstruction ministry in Kathmandu Tuesday, Koirala said the government is preparing nstrategies for women and children's participation in the peace process. as mandated by the UN.

Koirala heads the team formed by the government to design strategies for women and children's participation in peace process.

UN Security Council's proposal 1325 calls for strategies to involve women and children in peace process and proposal 1820 calls for strengthening women rights and to end violence against women.

Koirala further said involvement of women in the HLPM will widen scope for implementation of these UN proposals.