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National Conference Towards Planet 50:50: - Enabling Women’s Leadership and Representation in Local Governance
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Election Commission of Nepal is the constitutional Election Management Body in Nepal. The Election Commission has the responsibility to conduct, supervise, direct and control the elections of the President, the Vice President, Members of Federal Parliament, Provincial Assemblies and Local Bodies. The United Nations Gender Theme Group – Nepal consists of representatives from 18 UN agencies (FAO, IFAD, ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN Habitat, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UNRCO, UNRCPD, UN Volunteer, UN Women, WFP and WHO). The Gender Theme Group is currently co-chaired by UNDP and UN Women.
SAJHA ABHIYAN is a campaign for Women's Participation in Local Election with an objective to ensure women's participation in local election. The members include: Women Security Pressure Group (WSPG), Working Group for Women’s Political Empowerment(AWG), Shanti Malika, Sancharika Samuha, Men Engage Alliance (MEA), Sankalpa, Media, Women in Policy Advocacy Alliance (WIPPA), Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC), AATWIN, National Network Against Girl Trafficking (NNAGT), Women Awareness Center Nepal, Nepal Disabled Women Association, Alliance against Trafficking in Women & Children in Nepal (AATWIN).

Objectives of this conference:
- To take forward gender equality-focused voter education;
- To increase understanding of the provisions of the Constitution of Nepal and the Local Level Election Act 2017 on women’s leadership and representation;
- To identify critical action points to ensure that the local elections are gender-responsive; and
- To collectively advocate and vote for the common charter of demands for gender-responsive local governance.
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Election Commission Nepal (ECN)/United Nations Gender Theme Group-Nepal/Sajha Abhiyan (Women’s Coalition) ,   (2017 )
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