Nepal Sets Up Gender Responsive Government - Minister

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, November 20. A gender-oriented government has been established in Nepal, Nepal's Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizens Affairs Surendra Acharya said, Trend reports.

He spoke at the ongoing Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference in Baku on "Advancing Women's Rights and Empowerment".

"In Nepal, women make up 24 percent of the local government. We devote special attention to disputes, women's issues, and children's issues. Our constitution respects women's and children's fundamental rights. Their complete participation on many problems is guaranteed. Women make about 24 percent of the local government workforce. Their participation in the 2022 elections was 21 percent. Nepal's gender responsive government was founded in 2021. This system is used in all government entities. In 2019, women's participation in government bodies climbed to 27 percent," Surendra Acharya noted.

We can cite many human rights conventions and agreements that have also been nationalized in Nepal. Rules that allow gender discrimination have been changed. Nepal is also joining gender budgeting initiatives," he said.

Baku is hosting the NAM conference on "Advancing Women's Rights and Empowerment" under the joint organization of Azerbaijan (the current NAM chair), Uganda, and Uzbekistan (the future NAM chairs).

The event is held on the basis of initiatives voiced by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev at the ministerial meeting of the NAM Coordination Bureau in July this year.

Stay up-to-date with more news at Trend News Agency's WhatsApp channel


Legal Disclaimer:
MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.