United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
Ian Martin Special Representative of The Secretary-General in Nepal Statement To The Press On The Occasion Of International Women’s Day
PDF File Size: 26 KB | Download   
The celebration of this year’s International Women’s Day coincides with a historic moment in Nepal: preparation for the Constituent Assembly election which is a major step in the democratic transition to economic and social change in an inclusive Nepal. This provides an important opportunity to take action to ensure that women from all backgrounds play leading roles in all aspects of this transition. As Nepali women activists continue to remind us all, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
“Investing in women and girls” is the global theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. This investment has its basis in human rights: the fundamental right of equality between women and men, girls and boys. In his message for today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that “Achieving gender equality and empowering women is a goal in itself. It is also a condition for building healthier, better educated, more peaceful and more prosperous societies. When women are fully empowered and engaged, all of society
benefits.”
In order for investment in women and girls to achieve this equality, women and girls must themselves be decision-makers and actors and not just recipients. Women’s political representation, and participation in decision-making from the local to the national level, is essential to bringing about effective investment in women and girls. And this is where Nepal has a tremendous opportunity: in the Constituent Assembly election itself, in the appointment of women to the peace process commissions and bodies which are to be
established, and in the whole process of transition and transformation toward inclusiveness that is at the heart of Nepal’s peace process.
With women from all backgrounds playing an equal role in decision-making, action on priorities which are urgent will be much more effective. In Nepal, human rights activists and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights continue to report an alarming level of violence against women. Women and girls continue to be over-represented in rates of illiteracy and economic disempowerment. Action needs to be taken to address these issues if the people of Nepal are to fulfil and enjoy the promise of the peace process.
The Comprehensive Peace Agreement has made broad commitments to addressing discrimination, including against women. However, turning commitments into policies and programmes that change the conditions for women and girls across the country, from all communities, requires both political will and strategic vision, and more action.
Nepal has a unique opportunity to invest in women and girls in the peace process. Ensuring representation and meaningful participation of women in state mechanisms, peace-building bodies, in all aspects of the Constituent Assembly election and constitution-making are important goals which will contribute significantly to the peace process, and to building lasting peace and democracy in Nepal. I urge all Nepalis to grasp this opportunity.
Publisher:
UNMIN ,   (2008 )
Type / Script:
Annual Report in English
Keywords:
WOMENS EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION OF WOMEN, WOMENS ADVANCEMENT, WOMENS RIGHTS, WOMENS STATUS, ELECTION, CONSTITUTION, HUMAN RIGHTS, EQUALITY, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, PEACE PROCESS, ILLITERACY, DISCRIMINATION, PEACEBUILDING, EMPOWERMENT, WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, VIOLENCE
Thematic Group:
 UNMIN : Peace and Conflict through Political Mission
Thesaurus:
14.01.00  -  Advancement Of Women
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
664  times viewed
6  times downloaded.
Feeder: DEEPIKA DHAKAL , Editor: ANGELA DANGOL , Auditor:

View Document History
Related Topics
आफूलाई चिनौँ
Tamrat Samuel Deputy Special Representative of Secretary-General in Nepal (31 March 2008)
Farhan Akhtar Announced As UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador For South Asia : 13th November 2014
UNMIN Patra #3 - Dec 2007
अन्मिनपत्र- प्रतिनिधित्वका लागि महिला दवाब
UN News Letter (Volume 24 — June 2010)
Why Eat Green Cucumbers At The Time Of Dying?: Women's Literacy And Development In Nepal
स्थलगत बुलेटिन सुदूर पश्चिममा छाउपडी प्रथा ( अङक : ०१, अप्रिल २०११)
दलित महिला संघद्वारा आयोजित दलित महिला राष्ट्रिय सम्मेलन मा नेपालका लागि संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघका महासचिवका विशेष प्रतिनिधि इयान मार्टिन को मन्तव्य
सुनिलाको साहस​
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal Statement to the Press on the Occasion of International Women’s Day
Why Macroeconomic Policy Matters for Gender Equality
UNMIN Patra #6 - April/May 2008
सुरु भयो संविधानसभा
(Wrong File) Press Statement Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal
PRESS STATEMENT: Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General
Press Statement: Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (1 April, 2007)
Press Statement: Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (12 June 2007)
Press Statement: Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (16 July 2007)
Press Statement: Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (10 October 2007)
Press Statement: Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (16 November 2007)
Press Statement: Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (23 February 2007)
PRESS STATEMENT: Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General
Press Statement: Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (22 March 2007)
Press Statement Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General
GENPROM Working Paper No. 12 : Series on Gender in the Life Cycle : The Linkages Between Women's Employment, Family Welfare And Child Labour In Nepal
UN Newsletter - Vol. 11 (May 2009)
UN Newsletter - Vol. 44 (June 2012)
Thematic Evaluation Joint Evaluation of Joint Programmes on Gender Equality in the United Nations System
UN Newsletter - Vol. 33 (March 2011)
Press Conference (26 July 2007)
Roundtable with the Muslims Community , Nepalgunj (5 August 2013)
Emergency Nutrition Contingency Planning: IASC Nutrition Cluster Meeting Hotel Summit (13 April 2011)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal: Press Conference (10 October 2007)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal: Press conference (Biratnagar 31 March 2008)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal:Press Conference (Nepalgunj 1 April 2008)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal: Press conference (Dhangadhi, 2 April 2008)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal:Press Conference (Pokhara, 7 April 2008)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal Press Conference at the Reporter’s Club
Statement by Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General Kathmandu
At The Heart of The Earthquake Epicenter: Addressing Reproductive Health Needs in Gorkha
UN Newsletter - Vol. 16 (October 2009)
Press Statement : Ian Martin Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General
Press Statement : Ian Martin Personal Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General
Press Statement - Ian Martin Personal Representative Of The United Nations Secretary-General
Press Conference by Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Nepal
Press Release: UNMIN report on Conditions for the 10 April Constituent Assembly Election
April 2016 Orange Theme Day- 16 Days Activities of Violence Against Women
Education under Attack
Press Release: United Nations Mission in Nepal Holds Memorial Ceremony
Tamrat Samuel Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal Address at the Sudur Paschim Mahotsav (Far-Western Festival) Organised by the Kailali Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dhangadhi,
Study too Determine The Special Needs of Woman in the Micro Enterprise Development Sectors
UN Newsletter - Vol. 33 (March 2011)
UN Newsletter - Vol. 59 (June 2016)
UN Security General Ban Ki Moon in Nepal 2008
UN Security General Ban Ki Moon in Nepal 2008
Eradicating Gender-Based Discrimination in Education – UNESCO /CERID Seminar Media Advisory
Fact sheet on Women province 1
Fact sheet on Women province 2
Fact sheet on Women province 3
Fact sheet on Women province 4
Fact sheet on Women province 5
Fact sheet on Women province 6
Fact sheet on Women province 7
Address by Ian Martin Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal
Project Information Sheet: Empowering Women For Women (W4W): Access To Land For Sustainable Peace In Nepal
Press Statement (12 January 2007)
Press Statement (20 July 2007)
Factors Affecting Women Entrepreneurship in Small and Cottage Industries in Nepal - Oppurtunities and Constraints
2015 State of the World’s Volunteerism Report Transforming Governance
स्थलगत बुलेटिन स्थानीय शासन संरचनाहरूका निर्णय प्रक्रियाहरूमा महिलाहरूको पहुँच र प्रतिनिधित्वज्ञ स्थानीय मामिला अध्ययन ( अङ्क ३८, मार्च सन् २०१२ )
UN High Commissioner For Human Rights Appoints Chief For Nepal Monitoring Operations
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal
Ian Martin: Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal -- Question and Answer session
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal
Appointment of Ian Martin as Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal
Remarkable Progress Mmade by Nepal Towards Peace, Democracy, but Sustained Support of International Community Needed, Security Council told
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal (20 March 2008) Kathmandu
Ian Martin Special Representative Of The Secretary-General in Nepal
Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal
Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (12 February 2007)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General
Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (6 November 2007)
Ian Martin Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (30 August 2007)
UNMIN Report On Conditions For The 10 April Constituent Assembly Election
NATIONAL CONFERENCE TOWARDS PLANET 50:50: ENABLING WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP AND REPRESENTATION IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE
Press Release:Secretary-General appoints Tamrat Samuel of Eritrea as his Deputy Special Representative for Nepal, Deputy Head of United Nations Mission Biographical Note
Ian Martin, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal:Press Conference (7 December 2006)
Ian Martin, Personal Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal: Press Conference (17 December 2006)
Address by Ian Martin, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Nepal, at the Inaugural Amparo Award for Human Rights Hosted by the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC)
Gender, Jobs and Education: Prospects and Realities in Nepal
Join UN STATEMENT On The Occasion Of International Women's Day, 8 MARCH, 2013
Secretary-General Has Appointed Tamrat Samuel of Eritrea As His Deputy Special Representative for Nepal, Deputy Head of The United Nations Mission in Nepal
Ian Martin Special Representative Of The Secretary-General In Nepal: Speech On The Occasion Of International Peace Day: Organized By Ministry Of Peace and Reconstruction (21 September 2008)
Address by Ian Martin Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Nepal On the Occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
Ian Martin meets Home Secretary, raises serious concerns
UN Newsletter - Vol. 41 (February 2012)
Service and Sacrifices of Nepalese UN Peacekeepers Campaign
NHRC e-bulletin, Volume 5, Number 7, OCT/NOV 2007,
Fight Poverty, Invest in Girls. Global Action Week for Education for All focuses on Gender Discrimination
100 result(s) found.