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Resolution motion against violence against women presented at parliament

Kathmandu

A resolution motion to end violence against women has been presented before the House of Representatives.

Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara presented the motion in the lower house session on Friday. Earlier, 22 lawmakers had signed on the document and registered it at the parliament secretariat on July 5.

The motion has sought an end to all forms of physical, mental, sexual and psychological and other sorts of violence against women as Nepal is a signatory to the Convention on All Sorts of Violence against Women (CEDAW) and other international treaties.

The proposal demanded a direction to the government to come up with a public awareness campaign against physical assaults on women for not bringing dowry as per the expectations, superstitions, and other sorts of exploitations as well as include curriculum aimed at bringing social justice and equity, by including these issues in the school texts books.

Lawmakers Binda Pandey, Pushpa Bhusal, Rekha Sharma, Krishna Bhakta Pokhrel, Niru Pal, Maina Kumari Bhandari, Parbati Kumari Bishankhe, Bina Kumari Sherestha, Laxami Kumari Chaudhary, Nawraj Rawat, Tulsi Thapa and Amrita Thapa were those making initiations to register the document at the Secretariat. RSS

Published: 2018-08-24 14:44:19