Kathmandu, Nov 1: Speaker Onsari Ghartimagar has said that she was able to have been elected as first woman Speaker in Nepal’s history through the faith and well-wishes of all Nepali people including women.
“Gender-based equality has started out in Nepal’s history with women being elected to the higher position of the state. Now my responsibility is to continue with the move in the future,” said Speaker Gharti. She was addressing a programme organised by the Working Women Journalists (WWJ) here in the Capital on Sunday to congratulate Gharti as Speaker of Nepal.
Saying that electing of two women to high positions of President and Speaker in Nepal serves as lesson to those taking women only for granted, she said that there are challenges ahead to achieve success.
On the occasion, Suvekchha Bindu Tuladhar, chairperson of the WWJ, submitted a memorandum comprising problems faced by women in the journalism field. Tuladhar, on the occasion, also demanded that such problems be resolved from the parliament.
The demands include 33 percent participation of women in all state organs and at least 33 percent participation of women in all institutions of media like Press Council, the Federation of Nepali Journalists and private and government media as per the promise of the state to this effect.