Speaker Devraj Ghimire has said women’s participation in main bodies of the state is ensured due to provisions of the Constitution of Nepal, promulgated from the Constituent Assembly. At a programme organised by Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN) on the occasion of the 113th International Women’s Day here today, Speaker Ghimire mentioned that at last 33 per cent women representatives have reached to the position of making laws due to constitutional provision.
Stating that there was a need of much work for the women’s rights, he laid emphasis on long-term management and mobilization of natural resources for economic prosperity. Speaker Ghimire expressed the view that all should play role from their places to make laws lacking for the protection and promotion of forest and environment and to implement the existing laws as well as to face challenges surfaced in this sector. Saying FECOFUN has played significant role in development of women leadership, Chair Bharati Pathak pointed out the need of carrying out activities for financial independence of women in coming days.
FECOFUN General-Secretary Birsha Bahadur Shahi, Secretary Thakur Bhandari and Executive Director Dr Sita Aryal shed light on the FECOFUN’s activities. On the occasion, incumbent members of the House of Representatives and Province Assembly, who were affiliated to FECOFUN in the past, were honoured.