Stakeholders have called for an end to violence against women. This was stated by the stakeholders participating in the project ‘Internet for Women and Children’ at the National Nachghar, Jamal.
Ministry for Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Uma Regmi (chief guest of the program) and founder of Selfie with Daughter Campaign Sunil Jaglan were the chief guests at the event which was presided over by Bikram Shrestha, President of Nepal Internet Foundation.
“We have so far raised the issue of violence against women. The anti-violence campaign was launched and violence against women would not end without eradicating the root causes of violence against women from home, ‘said Regmi. Only the victims were able to get the program together.
Although various laws have been enacted to end violence against women, they have not been fully implemented. Regmi expressed her commitment to work for the full implementation of the law.
Similarly, special guest of the program Sunal Jaglan also stressed on the need to not discriminate against women. In the program, Sunil Nanda also emphasized on ending violence against women. He said that women have the potential to reach great heights.
Certificates were distributed to the winners of the Selfie with Daughter campaign at the event. The certificate was handed over by Minister Uma Regmi. The first prize went to Pratishtha Lama of Okhaldhunga, second prize to Nisudika Rai and third prize to Shreya Poudel. They were given Rs 21,000, Rs 11,000 and Rs 5,100 in cash respectively. The amount was transferred to the bank account during the period of COVID-19. Certificates were also given to some of the best selfies. Also, certificates were given to top 30 best selfies and volunteers of the program. The winner of the Selfie with Daughter campaign also called for an end to violence against women.
The Nepal Internet Foundation has recently set up a community network in Uttargaya, Rasuwa as part of a one-week program. Similarly, the organization had organized a program for women empowerment in Bohare Kanpur, Kavre with the slogan Chori Bacchau, Chori Padhau. The Nepal Internet Foundation had connected the internet in the above-mentioned area after finding out there wasn’t any internet access.
After this, the foundation organized a program against sexual violence at Kathmandu University. The slogan of the program was ‘Let’s start from home and end violence against women’
The organization held a meeting with all stakeholders. The program concluded on Sunday with the distribution of awards and certificates. Also, a meeting of stakeholders has also been held today morning.
Due to the Pandemic, the program was concluded with the participation of a limited number of people. The program was supported by the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens, Nepal Telecommunication Authority, Selfie with Daughter, JCI Budhanilkantha, Sajilo Pay, NREN, iMark, ICT Samachar, Vianet communication and other organizations.