On the occasion of the 111th International Women’s Day, Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR), in its central office premises, has successfully held the open house of the Documentation Center which exhibits milestones achieved by Women for Human Rights, Single Women Group (WHR) in its Single Women Movement and Haat Bazar showcasing the products produced by single women and local women.
State Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Bimala B.K. inaugurated the event. State Minister B.K. as the Chief Guest along with office bearers of the National Human Rights Commission including Dr. Surya Prasad Sharma Dhungel, Mihir Thakur and Manoj Duwadi, chairperson of the National Women’s Commission Kamala Parajuli, WHR president Kunda Sharma and founder Lily Thapa participated in the program.
State Minister B.K., National Human Rights Commission’s office bearers and chairperson of the National Women’s Commission Kamala Parajuli among other invitees enthusiastically observed the Documentation Center and Haat Bazar. The single and local women from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts showcased their homemade products at the Haat Bazaar, including handmade bags, wallets along with different food items among others. WHR has also been documenting and archiving the information related to the organization’s contribution with regard to securing the rights and empowerment of single women and other humanitarian works along with the impacts on the beneficiaries’ lives.
Speaking at the program, Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Bimala B.K. commended WHR’s efforts towards empowering and raising the livings standards of women, especially single women across the country. At the occasion, State Minister B.K. also pledged to leave no stone unturned for securing the rights and raising the living standards of women across the country.
A recent study has shown that as much as six percent of the total population of Nepal are single women while eighty-six percent among the single women population are illiterate or uneducated.