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Say No to all Male Panel

On April 30, a campaign titled ‘Say No to All Male Panel’ was launched in the capital. According to Bandana Rana, Vice-chair of UN CEDAW Committee, the campaign aims to raise awareness among policymakers to ensure the participation of women on public panels. Rana is the main campaigner of this movement said, ” When political and development programmes come together, it’s shocking how only a few or no women are invited to speak.” Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister, Ishwar Pokharel inaugurated the signature campaign in the presence of government officials, social activists, human rights defenders and media persons.