KATHMANDU: Single women have drawn the attention of stakeholders demanding equal rights to them in every body of the state.
At a national workshop organised by Single Women Group for Human Rights here today, they stressed on making an environment for them to live an independent life in the society, equal social responsibilities and guarantee of cultural, economic, legal and political rights.
According to Chairman of the Group, Lily Thapa, the workshop will draw concrete conclusion on what will be the role of single women in the new political situation of the country, and will draw the attention of the stakeholders.
She said that they will pile pressure for effective implementation of existing laws saying there was no sufficient legal provision for single women so far.
Thapa added that discussions will be held on what kind of law is needed for ensuring the rights of single women.
It is said that a concrete strategy will be formulated to ensure role of single women in main agenda of national development, to empower single women and to increase public awareness on discrimination against single women.
Participants in the workshop including Bimala Parajuli from eastern region, Bishnu Maya Pandey from central region, Durga Neupane from western region, Nanda Shrestha from mid-west region and Tikeshwor Khanal far- western region said that the state could not be sensitive for the single women.
A total of 100 single women representing 20 districts from the five development regions are participating in the workshop.