Meeting with local political leader and civil society representatives

Jagaran Nepal organized a one day meeting with local political leaders, civil society representatives and Women group members in Sonapur, Babiya and Sigya VDCs of Sunsari district in the month of April 2014. Local leaders of different political parties, civil society members and other women group members participated in the meeting
 
The major objective of the meeting is to discuss on increasing access of women to local resources and support for effective use of gender budget.
 
The stakeholders attending the meeting put their views regarding the importance of increasing women participation in the local level. Speaking on the occasion, CPN (UML) President of Sonapur VDC Committee stressed on the need of capacity building of community level women for ensuring women participation in the local level. Other leaders and cadres also advised to the  organizer for ensuring women participation in each of the activities. They also highlighted the need of the continuity of such program implemented by Jagaran Nepal. In-charge of Jagaran Nepal Resource Centre Pratiksha Basnet stressed on the economic empowerment of women for increasing their participation in political and social sector.  The program was organized in Sonapur, Babiya and Singhiya VDC on Baisak 8, 9 and10, 2071 respectively.
Participants of the program