Young Men stood against gender based violence

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More than 100 (young) men on Wednesday, March 8, held a march in Lalitpur expressing their commitment against violence against women and girls.

More than a dozen youth organisations had joined hands to hold the Men’s March: Men against Violence against Women and Girls, on the occasion of the 107th International Women’s Day.

The rally had begun from Jawalakhel and passed through Pulchok, Gabahal and Mangalbazaar before converging into the assembly at the Patan Durbar Square.

Women in almost the same number had supported the event by joining the concluding assembly.  All the men were welcomed with orange colored balloon at the closure session. The color orange is the symbol to fight against gender based violence.

Former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha who is also the member of Men Leads Network under the UN Secretary General was the chief guest of the event. He addressed the gathering saying real men would never discriminate against and suppress women.

“Being born as a man does not necessarily mean that you should belittle the women around you,” he said, “Rather, the opposite is true.”

Youth activists Naren Khatiwada and Tilottam Paudel had also addressed the function.

Youth poets Nawaraj Parajuli and Rubina Shrestha had recited their poems against violence against women.

President of Yuwalaya, Sanjog Thakuri shared the March is the way to express men’s solidarity with women and respecting women and girls right as Human Rights.

Men’s March is the first ever event organized in Nepal in 2015 led by Yuwalaya and since then it has already being organized in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Kavre, Kapilbastu, Doti and Banke. President further added, “I was awarded $500 from 7 days Genious movement for initiating such campaign in Nepal which I have donated to Yuwalaya to further scale-up in various parts of country.

News send by: Yuwalaya

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