Since 1977, the UN has designated March 8 as International Women’s Day in favor of women’s rights and world peace. This day is noteworthy because it highlights the accomplishments of women, promotes gender equality, and quickens the process of gender parity.
International Women’s Day 2023 will examine how growing economic and social disparities are impacted by the digital gender gap. It will also draw attention to the significance of defending the rights of women and girls in online environments and dealing with gender-based violence that is enabled by information and communication technology. Including women and other underrepresented groups in technology leads to more inventive solutions and increases the likelihood of breakthroughs that support gender equality and cater to the needs of women.
The Constitution of Nepal, in accordance with the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and other institutional and legal structures have been devised to achieve gender equality and empower women and girls. The Constitution declares women’s rights to be fundamental rights, reaffirms the right to safe motherhood and reproductive health, as well as the rights to equal pay, employment, social security, and property rights. It also ensures that women will be included in all state bodies according to the principles of proportional inclusion.
Despite various provisions and facilities, women are still being victimized compared to men as they are more vulnerable. NFRJ calls for considering inclusion of restorative justice in gender justice work so that it empowers women and they can be better equipped to avoid violence against them and also helps to overcome the shame and guilt through dialogues with all stakeholders which facilitate women towards achieving equality in justice.
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