Kathmandu,8 March 2015: Minister for Energy Radha Gyawali on Sunday stressed on having a provision in the new constitution guaranteeing the incorporation of the words ‘Mother or Father’ in the citizenship certificate.
Speaking at an interaction held by Nepal-India Friendship Association on the occasion of the 105th International Women’s Day here, Minister Gyawali called for a constitutional arrangement citing the difficulty in acquiring citizenship in name of mother despite legal provision for the same.
“The discrimination between women and men do not end just because one or two women have become the Deputy Prime Minister or Minister, it should start from the family and the society,” Minister Gyawali said. She also demanded equal representation of women in political parties, organizations and state organs.
Former Constituent Assembly member Kunti Shahi stressed for eliminating the recent surge in violence against women seen in murder, rape, kidnapping, thrashing in allegation of practising witchcraft among others across the country.
Women rights activists Tika Dhakal, Kamala Dhungel and Kushma Kumari Pant among others called for women’s unity for rights.