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Four representatives of Civil Society Organizations in Nepal have been selected by the United Nations Country Team to participate in the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, to be held at the UN headquarters in New York from 12-23 March 2018

Tika Dahal, Vice President, National Federation of the Disabled Nepal; Ching Chippa Bhote Lama, Vice-Chairperson, National Indigenous Women Federation Nepal, and Founder Chairperson of Lhomi Women Welfare Forum; Uma Tamang, Advocate, Maiti Nepal; and Kamala Biswokarma, General Secretary, Centre for Dalit Women Nepal will have their participation supported and facilitated by the UN Country Team. They were chosen based on their potential to contribute towards the empowerment of rural women and girls in Nepal and in the region.

The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. A functional commission of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), it was established by Council resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946.

This year, the Commission will address as its priority theme ‘Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls’. In addition, the Commission will review the theme from the 47th session of the CSW: “Participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women”.

For more information, visit:  http://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw62-2018

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