Kathmandu to host South Asian Conference on Violence Against Women

Kathmandu: A two-day South Asian Conference on Global Standards will be held in Kathmandu to raise the voice against violence against women globally.

The conference, which will start in Kathmandu next Monday, will highlight various aspects of violence against women and emphasize how to provide access to justice to the victims of violence, the organizers said in a press conference today.

Kamala Parajuli, the chairperson of the National Commission for Women, said that girls, adolescents, women with disabilities, sexual minorities and women from marginalized communities are more affected by violence.

Lily Thapa, a member of the National Human Rights Commission, said that violence against women is a violation of human rights and that the issue of how to address and reduce such violence would be raised at the conference.

Shashi Adhikari, a chairperson of the Federation of Women’s Non-Governmental Organizations, said that the two-day conference is being organized by the Federation of Women’s Non-Governmental Organizations in collaboration with the National Commission for Women, Human Rights Commission.

The conference will be attended by 100 participants including women’s rights activists, writers, human rights activists, and diplomats from different countries in South Asia, according to the organizers.