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, Women Children and Senior Citizen Ministry
Manju Khatiwada, Head, National Human Rights Commission GESI
Arun Kumar Thakur, Secretary, National Women Commission
Dr Usha Jha, member, National Planning Commission