In the news: Zonta Club of Kathmandu brings awareness to gender-based violence with ‘Raise Your Voice’ program

 

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Chandni Joshi, chairperson of Women’s Think Tank at the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare and (right) Meenakshi Gopinath, director of Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace, light candles to inaugurate the talk program ‘Raise Your Voice’ organized by Zonta Club of Kathmandu. Credit: The Kathmandu Post

 

Marking the 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign, the Zonta Club of Kathmandu, Nepal, District 25 held a talk programme in the Capital on Sunday. Titled ‘Raise Your Voice’ the program saw six prominent national and international speakers present on issues regarding violence against women and women empowerment.

Speakers included UN Women Country Representative Wenny Kusma; Chair of Women Think Tank at the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Chandni Joshi; and the director of Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace, Meenakshi Gopinath, stressed the need for awareness and advocacy against violence against women and girls.

Click here to read the full story from The Kathmandu Post.

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Previous to the 16 Days of Activism, the Zonta Club of Kathmandu launched a Zonta Says NO to Violence Against Women badge  in the presence of Bandana Rana, elected member of United Nations committee for The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and Strategic Director of Saathi, Miss Nepal 2016 Asmi Shrestha, social activist Chari Maya Tamang, and Sashi Adhikari, Assistant Dean, Faculty of Law, Tribhuvan University and member of Supreme Court Bar Association.

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