Minister Regmi updates the world community on Nepal’s efforts to empower women
Minister for Women, Children and Elderly Uma Regmi (archive photo)
WASHINGTON: Minister for Women, Children and the Elderly Uma Regmi said climate change and gender equality are major challenges of the 21st century. For this to be tackled globally, solidarity is essential, she stressed.
Speaking at the 66th United Nations Session on the Status of Women in New York, USA, Minister Regmi said that Nepal has established a solid foundation for the empowerment of women alongside legal and constitutional structures. “Women’s rights are enshrined as fundamental rights in the constitution of Nepal. Even the right to safe motherhood, the right to property, reproductive health, education, equal pay and social security are key achievements in empowering women in Nepal,” he told world leaders.
She also recalled that women have recently been forced to bear the brunt of climate change. According to Minister Regmi, it should therefore be ensured that women are represented in politics and at decision-making and implementation levels in order to reduce the costs of climate change for women and girls.
Nepal has a goal of zero emissions by 2045 and has given women leadership positions to make decisions about the ecosystem, gender equality and social inclusion, she said, adding that Nepal is committed to women’s participation in every state Mechanism prescribed to achieve gender equality SDGs.
The Nepalese delegation will take part in the event, which will take place from March 14th to 22nd, chaired by Minister Regmi.