Established National Women’s Rights Forum’s committee. Year:2008

The National conference of Women’s rights forum (WRF) was organized at Vijay development resource centre (VDRC), Nawalparasi on 9 December 2008. In the presence of Ms. Kete Nustedt, Mr. Bimal Phuyal, Director, Action aid International, Khem Raj Sapkota, chairperson of VDRC, the member of women’s rights forum (WRF) from 18 districts and representatives from Action aid partner NGOs participated in the conference. Special guests along with WRF members shared their views in the first session of the conference. In the second session, a 15 member national level working committee was formed by federal democratic way through election. Ms Sarita Shrestha was elected as chairperson of the committee by the election. There were 15 members elected representing each district where Women’s Rights Forum was established and formed a National Women’s Rights Forum committee. There were 6 members needed to complete the 21 member working committee. For this, the committee decided to select 6 members by nomination from the remaining districts. Eventually, the committee selected 5 members from the remaining districts but still one has to be selected from Kailali district. The working committee has conducted two national level meetings for further plan of the forum and for selecting their advisory committee according to the organizational rule.