Launching the "Strengthening the Role of Women in Comprehensive Development Conference" in the Republic of Nepal sponsored by the World of Muslim Communities Council

  • 2019-Mar-14

The conference "Strengthening the role of women in the overall development of the Republic of Nepal", organized by the World Council of Muslim Communities in cooperation with the Society for the Care of Muslim Women in Nepal, will take place on Monday, 17 December 2018 with the participation of 270 figuers, including ministers in Nepal's government and parliament, as well as UN human rights figures and others have participated in the conference, that hosted in the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.

The conference aims at fostering a culture of coexistence in multi-religious and multicultural societies, promoting women's participation in the economic and social development of the Republic of Nepal, and highlighting Nepal's experience in building a multi-cultural and cohesive society.

This event seeks to establish a partnership between governments, civil society institutions and Islamic centers to protect and immunize the Muslim community from extremism and terrorism, looking ahead the future of Nepalese women, furthermore, to emphasize their role in the society by highlighting Nepal's 2015 Constitution and its role in the protection of religious and cultural pluralism.

The delegates consider during the conference at the Yak & Yeti Hotel in Durbar Marg, in the capital city Kathmandu many hubs and sessions that highlight the role and future of Nepalese women in the context of multiculturalism.

The first axis of the conference, "Enhancing the role of women in the comprehensive development of the Republic of Nepal", "The Role of Nepali Women in Promoting Community Peace", discusses education and upbringing in the consolidation of the principles of community peace, as well as the role of civil society institutions in framing women and engaging them in community-building.

The second axis reviews the Constitution of 2015 and the protection of cultural and religious pluralism of the Nepalese society by promoting the values of participation in building a cohesive society, highlighting dialogue and coexistence in a multi-religious society and shedding light on the State's initiatives to promote coexistence and tolerance, as well as the role of constitutional reform in integrating the components of society and achieving national harmony in Nepal.

The third axis "The Future of Women in Nepal- Aspirations and Hopes" monitors by identifying the role of women in sustainable development and promoting ways to promote women's active participation in the development and prosperity of Nepal.

The conference has an important discussion session to present initiatives with the aim of highlighting the role of sustainable development in promoting women's participation in economic and social development, furthermore,  presenting the success stories of women in small and medium enterprises.

The second day of the conference, which is organized by the World Muslim Communities Council, provides a training course on promoting women's participation in sustainable development and ends with a visit to the Central Mosque in Kathmandu and the headquarters of the Nepalese Women's Welfare Society.

It is worth noting that the conference is based on the role of the Society for the Care of Muslim Women in Nepal in defending the rights of Muslim women and Nepalese women in general and the Global Charter of Muslim Communities that is approved at the World Conference of Muslim Communities which was held in Abu Dhabi on 8 and 9 May 2018.

The World Muslim Communities Council affirms that the spirit of citizenship and commitment to duties towards states does not deny religious affiliation.


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