Campaign for climate justice: women’s team sets out for Gorekshep


March 7, 2022


Campaign for climate justice: women’s team sets out for Gorekshep

Justice Sapana Pradhan Malla. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: A team including Supreme Court judge Sapana Pradhan Malla  and others has left Lubuche for Gorekshep.

The team had stayed at Lubuche on Sunday and set out for Gorekshep this morning.  The squad comprising 40 females is far okay, according to Prajita Kari, chair of an organization Saath Sathai that organizes the trip to Kalapaththar.

The team that arrived Lukla on February 28 is scheduled to reach Kalapaththar on Monday morning and organize a special program on the occasion of the International Women’s Day that falls on March 8 each year.

‘Women United for Climate Justice’

The squad comprising working women from different walks of life, is on a 13-day walk organized with the theme of  ‘Women United for Climate Justice’ aims to draw the global concern over the impact of climate change and advocate for climate justice.

The Kalapathhar program will be primarily focused on major consequences of climate change: snow melting and drying of water resources and their effects on women’s life.

Besides the event is expected to helpful in promoting domestic tourism.

Various organizations and people from various walks of life have taken the campaign positively, said the organizer. For all people joining the campaign having successfully reached Gorekshep with the support of all just one day before the program has indicated the realization of the aim of the drive, said Karki.

Elite Expedition has undertaken affairs of other management for the program. Similarly, police have been mobilized for security.

However, local people of Kalapaththar at Khumbupasang Rural Municipality where the program is scheduled to take place are unaware about the event.

In the program on the occasion, a declaration letter relating to the impact of climate change on the lives of women would be issued.

The Rural Municipality and the people’s representatives said that they had not been officially informed about the program. “We have heard about it only through the media,” said acting chair of the Rural Municipality, Tasi Lhamu Sherpa.

The local level has not been reached for coordination for the event, she said, adding that participation of the local level would make the program more relevant. (RSS)