Kathmandu, April 19, 2017: Rastriya Prajatantra Party and CPN-ML have expressed their commitment to promoting youth leadership in the upcoming local level elections.
Receiving memorandums from the YOUthVoteNepal campaign, a joint initiative of various youth organizations launched to promote youths’ concerns in elections, RPP spokesperson Roshan Karki and CPN-ML General Secretary CP Mainali also said they would advocate for the establishment of youth desks at every local level and annually publish youth status reports after the elections.
Karki said her party would also promote agendas of women and Sustainable Development Goals equally.
Likewise, Mainali said his party was serious about the violation of child rights during the elections and hence would abstain from using children during the electioneering.
The campaigners demanded that youth and women should be prioritized in candidacy during the upcoming polls. Likewise, they demanded a due prioritization of youths’ issues including employment and self-employment and more budget allocation in youth-focused programmes in election manifestoes of the party.
The YOUthVoteNepal campaign was launched to carry out advocacy on youths’ agendas during the upcoming local elections. As many as 13 youth-led organizations are constituents of the campaign; including Yuwalaya, Achel Natya Samuha, Glocal Khabar, Saathi Sanga Manka Kura radio programme, We for Change, Yuwa, YAV Nepal, Sirjansil Samaj Nepal, Youth Initiative, Active Youth Society, Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal and Dynamic Youth Forum.
The campaigners will continue lobbying with other political parties and stakeholders to raise their agendas.