Office of NWC. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: National Women Commission (NWC) Chair Kamala Kumari Parajuli has said protection of the rights and interest of women, women empowerment and ensuring gender justice was becoming challenging.
She said so while talking to media on the occasion of completion of 77 days of her assuming the responsibility at the NWC. Briefing journalists about the works carried out by the constitutional body in one year, she said the scope of works of the NWC was wide-ranging but it has not been able to show its strong presence at the province and local level due to limited work force and resources.
“We are moving ahead tearing apart the challenges,” the NWC chair said, expressing her commitment to work day and night for protecting the women rights. According to her, incidents of violence against women have increased with the misuse of information and communication technology in the modern age, foreign employment has led to disintegration of family, violence against women has also increased due to the ‘living together’ concept that was proliferating in the context of the open society, and that protecting women’s dignity has become challenging for lack of practical laws to address these kinds of deviations.
The NWC Chairperson further said that the Covid-19 pandemic that has spread globally has brought additional problems like unemployment and violence for women. She outlined the challenge for the NWC regarding the increasing women trafficking incidents due to the open border with India and ensuring a secure life to women through education, employment and social security.
Chair Parajuli said the NWC was working to prepare a five-year road map for the effective implementation of the commitments on protection of women rights made by Nepal in the various international bodies, and for ending all forms of violence against women. She added that the Commission would not lag behind in getting the culprits of violence against women punished and providing justice to the victims.