Kathmandu, GEFONT has celebrated International Working Women Day grandly throughout the country on 8 March. On the occasion GEFONT Women Committee has organized program in Kathmandu.
In the program chief guest GEFONT President Cde. Binod Shrestha recalled the campaign which has started to increase women's participation in the trade union movement & accomplished with important achievement.
He further said before the formation of GEFONT women department there was no representation of women in leadership therefore aiming to increase the participation of women in leadership GEFONT has formed the women department and formulated the policy to increase the 5 present representations of women in leadership level .
President Shrestha further said "During the 30-year GEFONT establishment, the number of women members in GEFONT was not only increased but also enhanced the ability of leading & now we proudly announce in GEFONT NEC there is 40 % women representation .
President Shrestha said that in the context of March 8, 2019, GEFONT Women's Committee has conducted gatherings among the women members in workplaces & with the leaders of affiliates as a nationwide campaign.
He further said "we should unite to end all kinds of gender based discrimination, work and life balance, zero tolerance on violence against women and to ensure social protection including maternity protection.
Speaking on the occasion, GEFONT Trade Union policy Institute head & member of the Parliament, Cde. Binda Pandey has said that there have been significant changes in the last few years but still we should continue our fight toward the equal rights. She said we have to celebrate International Working Women's Day As a day of Protection of the rights and move forward to institutionalize it.
In the program, Vice President of the ANTUF Cde. Usha Devkota, extended wishes on the occasion of the International Working Women's Day & urged to move ahead and for leadership development of women leaders.
On the occasion, GEFONT women committee member Cde. Sita Lama during the welcome remarks, she has recalled all the women leaders who have contributed during the movement. She has briefed the contribution of Yogmaya Neupane, Parbati paswan who has give birth child during the workers movement & longer hunger strike by Nanda Nepal because of their contributions now movement is up to here.
During the program GEFONT has felicitated women leaders who have contributed in the workers movement.
Likewise, Province no 1 has organized gathering in Birtamod, Biratnagar, Dharan & udaypur. On the occasion of 8 March Foods items has distributed in purbanchal old age home & plantation program has also organized.
Province No 2, has conducted different program on the occasion, rally and gathering has organized in different places of Province like, Simara, Chandranigapur, Lalbandhi, Rajbiraj, Lahan.
In Province No 3 except the central program different program has organized in Hetauda, Kamalamai, Charikot municipalities.
On the occasion, GEFONT Gandaki has organized health camp in Prithibichok. In Province no 5 different program has organized in Kohalpur, Kapilbastu & in Butawal.
In Karnali Province women committee has organized program in Surkhet, Dailekha, Jajarkot & Kailali, Dhandadi as well as in Mahendranagar also GEFONT celebrated Working women's Day 2019 Grandly