The Women and Social Welfare Committee under the House of Representatives has directed the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens to submit a report on the current situation of women’s security.

As Nepal has adopted National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security of the United Nations, President of the committee Niru Devi Pal directed the ministry to present the committee the results of the action plan.

Pal made the remark following the exchange of experience of lawmakers and presidents of respective social committees of all provincial assemblies on women, peace and security at a programme held in Kathmandu yesterday.

“Discussions will be held collectively in the days to come for the development of a violence-free society and make integrated efforts based on mutual cooperation, co-existence and coordination between the Federal Parliament, the HoR, the Women and Social Committee and the respective committees of provincial assembly,” she said.

Meanwhile, Kunti Joshi and Manju Kumari Yadav, presidents of the Social Committee of Sudurpaschim Province and Province 2 respectively, said the committee was working to end social evils like chhaupadi and accusations of witchcraft. (RSS)