Feminist Forum 2018

Provincial Feminist Forum

Feminist forums with the slogan of “Women’s bodily integrity, labor and identity is a prerequisite of federal republic democratic Nepal” was organized starting from 9th February to 7th April. These forums have been taken as an opportunity to plan and strategize to ensure country gets transformed from women’s and marginalized peoples perspective or it can also be said from the perspective of those who were affected by long-standing feudal, Unitarian, fundamentalist capitalist patriarchal mindset. To prevent this it was/is very important to make elected women understand women’s issue from women’s perspective, meaning of social transformation, that too giving examples of their own party manifesto and constitutional provisions. It was/is clear need to provide proper orientation on their rights, roles and strategies and make them feel that they are supported by the movement, and then they can play a pivotal role to ground democracy, social justice and equality from below.

Each forum ended with the promulgation of declaration and code of conduct which also served as a guideline for the local level to start their work.Following are the issues of discussion in each province:

Province 2: Harmful traditional practices, challenges for democracy and human rights  

Location: Lahan

Date: 9th, 10th, 11th February, 2018 (माघ २६,२७,२८, २०७४)

Province 5: Transitional justice and way further

Location: Dang

Date: 15th, 16th, 17th February 2018 (फाल्गुन ३,४,५, २०७४)

Province 3: Women friendly reconstruction after earthquake

Location: Kathmandu

Date: 20th, 21st, 22nd February 2018 (फाल्गुन ८,९,१०, २०७४)

Province 4: Women friendly reconstruction and secure employment

Location: Pokhara

Date: 9th, 10th, 11th March 2018 (फाल्गुन २५, २६,२७, २०७४)

Province 1: Women’s work and its identity 

Location: Biratnagar

Date: 14th, 15th, 16th March, 2018 (फाल्गुन 30, चैत्र १,२ २०७४)

Province 7: Gender equality and self-respect is the province’s pride

Location: Dhangadi, Kailali

Date: 20th, 21st, 22nd March 2018 (चैत्र ६,७,८ २०७४)

Province 6: Provincial development’s prerequisite, women’s right to reproductive and sexual health

Location: Surkhet

Date: 25th, 26th, 27th March 2018 (चैत्र ११,१२,१३ २०७४)