Thursday, December 29, 2005

Rally demands law reforms to protect women

Kathmandu, Dec 29: The Forum for Women Law and Development (FWLD) organised a rally in Parasi Wednesday demanding for the amendment of the discriminatory legal provisions against women relating to the issuance of citizenship certificates.
The rally was aimed at pressurising the concerned authorities to amend the laws governing issuance of citizenship to women.The FWLD organised the rally jointly with the Women Rights Concern Network in Nawalparasi as a follow up of the district conference on the issue of citizenship held two months back, a press release issued FWLD said.
After the holding of the conference, the organisers had collected the signatures of people in the district demanding to put an end to the discriminatory laws on citizenship. They had submitted the signatures to the district administration office drawing the attention of the government towards the issue.

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