On 24 August, the National Consultation Programme on Issues of Indigenous Women to be taken in 71th session of CEDAW in Geneva was successfully conducted by four Indigenous Women’s organizations, in which National Indigenous Women Forum held the role of secretariat, at Alfa House, Bijulibazar in Kathmandu.
The organisers comprised of The National Indigenous Women Federation (NIWF), National Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF), National Indigenous Disabled Women Association (NIDWAN) and Indigenous Woman Legal Awareness Group (INWOLAG).
The main speakers were:
Bandana Rana, Committee member, UN CEDAW
Radhika Aryal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare
Manju Khatiwada, Senior Human Rights Officer, National Human Rights Commission
Arun Kumar Thakur, Secretary, National Women Commission
Dr Usha Jha, member, National Planning Commission