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Sahi Ho Campaign:Talk 8

We had a guest speaker from UN Women, Ms. Meo Yokatta. She is the head of economic empowerment unit. She has been there to highlight and emphasize the campaign “Sahi Ho". She gave a brief introduction about the Sahi Ho campaign including that Sahi Ho campaign is an action oriented comprehensive campaign to mobilize people’s action and also influence their behaviour to bring positive changes in social norms.

She says that the one year advocacy campaign specifically targets women’s economic empowerment and leadership with the three focus area. They are:-

1. Women’s leadership in economic activity

2. Next is the difference between human trafficking and data migration which has been  a phenomena in Nepal.She adds that this particular thing shall affect almost all economic activities especially in rural setting.

3. Women in agriculture as 74% of women are engaged in agriculture occupation. Their role and contribution to the development of economic sector in rural setting is a lot.

At the end, she says that in this campaign they would also like to challenge people’s way of thinking to distinct how they can embody women’s contribution and their leadership capacity in decision making and to move to advance women’s empowerment and then development in Nepal.

Posted: 02-03-2018 10:27 PM by Aayushma Shakya with 2 comment(s)

DISCUSSION PART

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One of the participant, Mr. Basudev Kafle. He had some of  the issues in the field of Feminism of Agriculture. He had once shared about Feminism in social media, what he found was people were often involved in off farming activities but he suggested that there should be a policy of changing the off farming to out of the agriculture field as well. Because people cannot rely only on agriculture their whole lives. They need an alternative for their survival.

Rakshya Sharma,employee of DanChurchAid.She tends to call herself as Agriculturist.While talking about the economic employment barriers of women,women are prone to get involved in Value Chain. But, the number of women engaged in Value Chain like middlemen, brokers, wholesalers may not have been calculated by any practitioner.She emphasizes mostly on the fact that women are visualized as a male recipient.This has been affecting the women empowerment. In the field of Information Communication Channel, women should not only be the users but also the ones being empowered. Also, she insists to translate the work done by women in which they are expert into an enterprise.

“Why not make them professional and expert in the particular field?”

She emphasizes on this question and stated that less focus has been given onto it.

Last but not the least, since it has been in the federal structure, the needs of grass root women through network should be provided to the local bodies of thematic committee. Furthermore, this gives the information of how much employment opportunity is provided to women and various processes, programs and budgets are allocated resulting empowering of women.

Another participant of the discussion forum, the knowledge that women have needs to be recognized, promoted and their skills need to be connected in the enterprise.In his view, the documentation by Dr. Anoj Chettri which has the challenges and problems in the backend but the participant how do we tackle with those problems. More priority should be given to solve the problems. That he wants to improvise in the final document of A POLICY DIALOGUE ON WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT with bridging of the problems.

Mr. Som Prasad Bhandari,Advisor of Rastriya Bhumi Adhikar Munch is grateful to the organizers and he adds that Rastriya Bhumi Adhikar Munch,has a motive to encourage the agriculture production, the rights of the farmer. The main focus we must have on is “How can we empower women?” 

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Posted: 01-25-2018 8:03 PM by Aayushma Shakya with 1 comment(s)

Commencement Speech by Indu Tuladhar

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The council of thinkers managed by HIDR Nepal has brought us a discussion matter on women’s empowerment. This program is a collaboration of national and international organizations like Government of Finland, Janata International, UN Women, Multiparter Trustfund, Equal Access, HIDR Nepal, etc. 

Women’s financial empowerment is their right and it is what the society needs. It is the dream of both the government and the society. And to change this dream into reality, we must analyze properly with research based evidence. And to do this we must go with plans, law and order. In order to do this efficiently, this policy dialogue event has been conducted.

The main reason of this discussion is to generate evidence based knowledge product so that women can play significant roles for the betterment of the society.

The motive is to make women able to learn and change the dreams into reality.

Posted: 01-24-2018 10:23 PM by Utsav Ratna Tuladhar with no comments

Talk-8: Opening of Think Tank Nepal
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Think Tank Nepal, Talk-8, is happening today on 25th jan,2018 at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur   facilited by HIDR Nepal, in association with  ICT partner MIC Nepal. It is on the topic adressing social barriers to Women’s Economic Empowerment. This is one of the 8th Talk Series of council of Thinkers.

Council of thinkers is a huge network established in 2015 by Indu Tuladhar and her other colleagues including Dr. Bhandari. The main idea behind COT is to organize policy level resources in the discussion to provide policy level feedback to the government and help all stake holders to help that policy execute in Nepal.

Basically, there will be a guest speaker and 2 other speakers speaking in the given  topic: “A Policy Dialogue on  social Barriers to Women’”. Everybody has to listen to the speaker and know what s/he has researched in that topic. After that, each respected personalities will be requested to ask question or give their suggestion/opinion to discuss  on that topic. Person, who is suggesting or answering the question will be given 10-12 minute.

Posted: 01-24-2018 9:25 PM by Shrijana phanju with no comments