8 March 2021, Kathmandu
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stated that effort of Nepali Congress and Janata Samajwadi Party in the parliament to prevent the ordinance brought to punish the acid attackers was a wrong idea.
At a program organized by the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens on the occasion of the International Women’s Day today, the PM took exception to the two parties’ move to obstruct the ordinance from being tabled in the House.
During the parliament meeting on Sunday, some lawmakers of the ruling and opposition parties had obstructed the meeting for bringing the ordinances in the schedule of the House business.
On the occasion, the PM pledged women empowerment through their education, employment and property ownership adding that the government has centered its focus on women’s prosperity.
Similarly, he vowed to bring women in the mainstream of policy by making them efficient, robust and empowered while promising to end all sorts of discrimination against women.
“The discrimination against women is uncivilized. Such an uncivilized treatment against women is punishable. The government is working to end inequalities and discrimination,” the PM said.
Praising the voices raise by Nepali women for democracy, social justice, inequality as well as against suppression and exploitation, PM Oli shared, “We should not fail to respect women.”
Similarly, Minister for Women, Children and Senior Citizen, Juli Kumari Mahato, pointed out the need of providing facility and opportunity for women at different sectors including education and health for sustainable economic development and to develop prosperous society.
She added, “Necessary structures have been built at provincial and local-level to control gender-based violence.”
Expressing concern over increasing cases of violence against women in recent period, President of Women and Social Affairs Committee under the House of Representatives, Nirudevi Pal, said that it was challenging to save women from violence.
She expressed the view that every class of people of the society should be aware not to let occur the VAW and active support of all was indispensable for the same.
Likewise, Chairperson of National Women Commission, Kamala Kumari Parajuli, opined that all acts and laws formulated to end VAW should be followed and implemented in letter and spirit.