March 8, 2017
To mark the occasion of International Women’s Day, the BP Koirala India-Nepal Foundation organized a three-day celebration from 6th March to 8th March 2017.
On Day 1, i.e. on 6th March, a talk programme with Padma Shri awardee Ms. Anuradha Koirala was held at National Law College, Lalitpur. More than a 100 students of law background participated in the talk programme. Ms. Koirala not only discussed about issues of girls’ trafficking, but also elaborated laws pertaining to trafficking.
On Day 2, i.e. on 7th March, a talk programme with Member of Human Rights Commission Hon’ble Mohna Ansari was held at Nepal-Bharat Library. More than 100 persons involved in women's rights activism participated the talk programme. Ms Ansari highlighted the need for more participation from men than women in these celebrations. On the occasion a documentary on Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) was also screened.
On Day 3, i.e. on 8th March, three street plays were staged at Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square and Durbar Marg. The street play titled ‘Sikri’ was staged in collaboration with Women Empowerment Organisation headed by Ms. Tulasi Poudel. The artists of Sumeru Sarobar Theatre group staged the street play, giving an empowering message on women and children rights. The play gathered huge crowds at all the places it was staged.