There has been increasing involvement of women in public life in recent years, which certainly is a good step. Women, too, have proved themselves, scaling new heights and transforming society for the better.
Less than a month remains for the federal parliamentary and provincial assembly elections. The upcoming polls could be a key step in strengthening democracy and providing political stability which has become a major hurdle to peace and prosperity in Nepal.
The trade union movement does not have a long history in Nepal. Despite attempts to develop unionism in the 1950s, trade unions were able to present a firm and better picture only after the restoration of democracy in 1990.