IN BLACK & WHITE

People's Review - - LEADER -

or­gan­ised pro­grammes. Gen­der ac­tivists should leave stone un­turned to draw the best avail­able ex­perts on the is­sues they cham­pion for, even if this means the lat­ter are from out­side the Kath­mandu Val­ley or be­long to other po­lit­i­cal par­ties. Re­lated pro­grammes should in­vite enough women for the seats on the dais in­stead of fill­ing most of the seats with men. Dar­ing to bare the names of in­di­vid­u­als and in­sti­tu­tions that prove stum­bling blocks in tak­ing ini­tia­tives would be wel­comed. Ac­tivists need to work with the en­ergy and thor­ough­ness they merit, given the lofty man­ner gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials and party lead­ers of­fer lofty obei­sance to gen­der is­sues in pub­lic but fail mis­er­ably when tran­m­s­lat­ing the same into con­crete ac­tion in­cpri­vate. boy un­der their at­ten­tion does. The next query is about whether he has a house and his other prop­erty de­tails. How many mem­bers are there in his fam­ily? House hus­band is a rar­ity in most coun­tries and so­ci­eties. So is the case in Nepal. In so­ci­eties with a high de­gree of un­em­ploy­ment/ un­der­em­ploy­ment, reg­u­lar salary earn­ing women are very few. Their enor­mous con­tru­bu­tions in com­plet­ing the daunt­ing do­mes­tic chores are, how­ever, breath­tak­ing. When will the pub­lic­ity de­part­ments of po­lit­i­cal par­ties be headed by women? Many women jour­nal­ists are at­tached to one party or the other. When­ever there are va­can­cies in Na­tional Women’s Com­mis­sion, Press Coun­cil Nepal and the like, they can be seen court­ing po­lit­i­cal lead­ers of their par­ties to press for nom­i­na­tion.

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