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Women’s squad leaves for Kalapaththar to observe March 8



Kathmandu, Feb 29: A team of Nepali women left here for Kalapaththar to observe the International Women’s Day aiming to draw global attention to snow melting caused by climate change and its consequences on local communities.

The trip is arranged by Sath Sathai, an organisation pitching for the agenda of climate change and women’s empowerment.

UN Women Nepal’s representative Patricia Fernandez-Pacheco bid farewell to the team comprising 25 women from diverse sectors at Tribhuvan International Airport.

According to the organisation, the ‘special’ gathering at Kalapaththar on the occasion of the March 8 Day, aims to draw attention of national and international communities to the dire consequences of climate change in the Sagarmatha region and challenges being faced by the mountain population.

Earlier, the organisation decided to observe this year’s International Women’s Day in Kalapathhar of Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) region in Solukhumbu district.
Women from different walks of life are scheduled to march up to the region.

An interaction will be held with people’s representatives and community on the impact of climate change during the march, organisation president Prajeeta Karki said.

The team will engage in interaction with local representatives and communities on ‘women empowerment for connecting government and the community for climate change’ on March 2 at Syangboche.

They will reach Kalapaththar on March 8. The gathering will draw the attention of the national and international communities to the negative impacts of climate change on community, agriculture and tourism.

This year’s International Women’s Day is being observed with the theme of ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’. RSS


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