Kathmandu, GEFONT President Cde. Binod Shrestha said that GEFONT has been raising the voice of women empowerment since its establishment. He informed that GEFONT, which started with zero percent participation of women in the committees, has now succeeded in increasing the participation of women to 41 percent.He further said that as the number of women members increase , it will help the participation of women in the committees too.
Speaking as the chief guest at a training program organized at the GEFONT Central Office on 5th December under the 16-day campaign against gender-based violence organized by GEFONT Bagmati province Women’s Committee.He said that despite the 16-days campaign against gender-based violence from November 25 to December 10, we have to work hard all year round to end the violence at the workpalces.
Speaking on the occasion, Cde. Sunita Thapa, Secretary, GEFONT National Women’s Committee, highlighted the importance of the training. She has further informed that the program started from Bagmati province 16-days campagin against gender based violence would be extended to other provinces as well. She said that such programs would enhance the skills of women workers.
Cde. Indira Subedi, President of the Bagmati province Women’s Committee, said that both men and women should be aware of building a violence-free society. Cde. Goma Mahat, Vice presidnet of the Province womens committee, welcomed the participants of the program.
In the training, Ms. Manju Gyawali presented a study report on the existing legal system of Nepal for ratification of ILO Convention 190. Cde. Sita Lama, Cde. Kamala Tamang Cde. Smritee Lama GEFONT National Committee Members facilitated the sessions on the policy and program of GEFONT, GEFONT’s Gender Policy & contribution based Social Security on informal and self employed sectors respectively.